KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "

This wood countertop combines the best of solid wood and veneer. With efficient use of natural resources, it offers a unique pattern and a durable surface that can be sanded. Available to take home today.

Article Number703.352.12

Product details

Countertop with a thick walnut veneer, a durable natural material that can be sanded and surface treated when required.Layer construction adds stability and makes the countertop less sensitive to humidity, thus, less likely to bend, split or crack than solid wood.For quick installation and easy maintenance the countertop is pre-treated with hard wax oil.The countertop has a narrow stave design that gives it a timeless and versatile look that complements both modern and traditional kitchens.You can cut the countertop to the length you want and cover the edges with the 2 included edging strips.Good environmental choice, because the method of using a top layer of wood on particleboard is resource-efficient.25-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood with good stability and strength properties. It gets lighter as it ages – from the dark brown to a rich honey color that appears through the grain.Not suitable for use in damp rooms.Every worktop is unique, with varying grain pattern and natural color shifts that are part of the charm of wood.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top/ Edge:Thick walnut veneer, Oil-acrylic
    Back side:Laminate
    Main parts:Particleboard
    To ensure that your countertop ages gracefully, treat it regularly with STOCKARYD wood treatment oil; it gives the surface a beautiful sheen, protects the wood and prolongs the life of the countertop.
  • We have clear requirements for all the wood we use, including a ban on illegally harvested wood. By 2020, we want all our wood to come from more sustainable sources, defined as certified or recycled.
  • KARLBYCountertopArticle no:703.352.12
    Width: 26 ¼ " (67 cm)Height: 1 ¾ " (5 cm)Length: 100 ½ " (256 cm)Weight: 87 lb 0 oz (39.45 kg)Package(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsKARLBY Countertop703.352.12

Product size

Thickness, veneer: 
1/8 " (3 mm)
98 " (249 cm)
25 5/8 " (65 cm)
1 1/2 " (3.8 cm)


Not for kitchen useLillyBCWe installed these two weeks ago. There are now large water ring stains from rinsed pots and pans near the sink. Not like a laminate kitchen counter top should be1
Great counterMQc8Great looking counter, planning on having my kitchen island made5
Arrived damageduser1485Bought it last week and it arrived damaged in a corner. so disappointed !!1
Made a bar top and shelf with it!No name thanksWas a bit too long so I had to cut it. Easy to work with but I suggest taping the edge when cutting for a sharper edge. I used the off cut and made a shelf for above the bar.5
avoid at all costsnigelgommit's a veneer and has no business being in a kitchen. The interior sawdust will swell on contact with water as will the glue-on edging strips that have to be stuck on where you cut. Mine lasted 25 minutes after being installed.1
GenybeeNice counter top. Really heavy, the wood is beautiful and seems to be a good quality.5
Counter topLola1112The quality of Wood is great5
Countertopdb CalgaryEasy to work with and cut, beautiful and solid. Looks awesome!5
Counter topJudy 001I bought this couple of months ago look great5
Great colourHappy parentGreat, easy to install.5
Beautiful!Sarah052I love this countertop - for the price, it's absolutely beautiful and worth every penny. The only thing that I don't like is the difficulty I had with glueing a finishing strip to the cut edge as it was hard to do a great job.5
Beautiful laundry room countertopLiz55The countertop is perfect for our rustic style laundry room. Beautiful and durable.5
Perfect bathroom vanity!Hota84Purchased this counter top just prior to Christmas 2017 and have had TONS of complements. Had enough left over to make two shelves. Matched the vanity up with the round mirror with the same wood trim and it looks perfect above the vanity and completed the look we were looking for!5
Excellent productJason333Installed these a month ago . Was worried about scratches. Not a scratch anywhere. Also bought the matching island top. Looks fantastic and very durable. Pleasantly surprised with how great this is for the money.5
Excellent, when installed well.FarnhamI've used this product for three separate kitchens and have always loved the results. It looks incredible with the Kallarp cabinet fronts. I have no issues with wood as my primary work surface, but it may not suit everyone's needs. For instance it may not suit a family in which wet dishes pile up and do not get dealt with immediately. I do not baby my countertops but I am conscious of their being wood and so I treat them accordingly, cleaning up wet spots mostly. They are pretty hard wearing, and seem to hold up to daily exposure to keys, plates, cups and all the usual kitchen stuff. Like i said, I don't baby them, it's not like wood countertops will have you walking on eggshells so to speak, I go about my day and they seem to endure. Installation can be a cinch or it can be difficult, depending on the kitchen. If you have to wrap around a corner for instance, that is very different than just one straight run. I would not recommend attempting to make two 45 degree cuts and joining them together for instance, unless you have extremely precise tools and a lot of experience. For most people butting one factory edge into the other will be best (and it looks fine). If you do have to make a cross cut to shorten the length ikea includes two edge strips to cover up cut edges. The strips used to come with the grain running longways and an adhesive backing which you would peel and stick on... but that's been changed. Now the strip is end grain and you have to glue them in place (glue not included). Being end grain it is an improvement looks wise because it is consistent with the look of the piece, but installation is much trickier. A note about installing them... do NOT use wood glue. The moisture in wood glue will cause the strip to curl away from the surface you're trying to mate it to. I've had success with Polyurethane based adhesives (PL100 construction adhesive for example) and also with spray on contact cement (be sure to mask off areas you don't want sprayed). In both cases though I've used painters tape to hold the strip in place while it dried. The PL100 provided a much more sure connection, but the strip done with contact cement is holding okay for now. Just be careful not to get glue on the outside face of the strip as it will prevent the wood from taking mineral oil in those spots in the same way and you may get a slighty blotchy look. Sanding off the excess wood once the strip is dried in place is easy but be patient. I used a block plane to take off the bulk of the material because it was faster, but again be careful with this approach. You're working with end grain remember, and there's very little strength in such a thin strip. I finished with some 220 grit paper wrapped around a scrap of wood. Do not use a sanding sponge... it will round the edge of the strip and not look nice. You're trying to match the factory bevel, so go slow at 45 degrees and only sand toward the countertop. Continue sanding until the strip and the surface just meet. A couple of passes at a shallow angle will clear any glue residue. Remove the dust and oil the edge. I've used the cutoff from my first countertop as a cutting board for a year now as an experiment to see how the countertop would wear with daily abuse. I chop on it every day. As you would expect, like any wood cutting board, it's scratched all the heck. I would never treat my countertops like that, but it's nice to see that even after all that abuse it still looks good once it's been cleaned and oiled.5

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Sustainable life at home

Better countertops with fewer trees

At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilize materials in the best possible way. For our countertops in thick veneer it means that we combine old craftsmanship with modern manufacturing methods. It makes the countertops easier to install, more stable and more resistant to humidity compared to solid countertops. And since we use the whole tree – even the crooked branches and the small twigs – we can save natural resources too.

KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "

Better worktops by using wood smartly

Wood is a precious natural resource. Even though it’s a renewable material it needs to be handled responsibly. One way to do it, is to use the wood more efficiently. That’s what we do with our kitchen worktops in thick wood veneer.

“At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilize the materials we have in the best possible way,” says Johnny Rietz, who’s been involved in developing the kitchen worktops in thick veneer. The work started in 2008 when IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, visited one of our suppliers and asked a simple question that took some time to answer: ‘How can we make this product using fewer trees?’

Less is more

“After some trials and errors, we came up with the solution. A core of particleboard and a layer of solid wood on the outside – or thick veneer,” says Johnny. “It’s a combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern manufacturing methods. Paper-thin veneer has been used in fine, decorative furniture making for centuries, but for our worktops we’re using a much thicker layer of wood.” The thick veneer makes the surface hardwearing, and it saves raw material – a lot of it. From the same amount of wood needed to make one solid worktop, it’s possible to produce five thick veneer worktops.

No wood is wasted

Another advantage with this production technique is that you can use the whole tree; the stem as surface, and scrap bits – curvy, bent branches and small twigs – for the particleboard on the inside. The end result is a worktop that is every bit as genuine as solid wood, only more stable and more resistant to humidity. “Sometimes a small, harmless question can make a big difference. That’s exactly what happened with our kitchen worktops. It started as a challenge to use resources wiser, and proved to have positive effects not only for the environment, but also the quality. I think it’s great when that happens!” says Johnny.

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Built and tested to last

We believe that our kitchen countertops should meet your highest demands when it comes to design and performance, without compromise. That’s why we test our countertops, and put them up against the everyday challenges they’ll face in your kitchen: liquids, oil, food, steam, heat, bumps and scratches. When they’ve passed our testing, we know they’ll last, and we guarantee it with our 25 year limited warranty.


Thick wood veneer = craftsmanship + innovation

With thick veneer we’ve taken the best of solid wood and combined it with advantages of veneer to create beautiful and durable surfaces. The layer construction is less likely than solid wood to bend or crack and the countertop is pre-treated with hard wax oil to create an easy-care surface that does not require oiling before the first use. This innovative technology enables us to create unique and distinctive expressions while efficiently using the whole tree.

Countertop, walnut/veneer98x1 1/2 " (249x3.8 cm)

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KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "