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MÖLLEKULLA Countertop, oak/veneer,

Price $ 349.00

25 year limited warranty

How to get it

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 Number803.011.36

Product details

25-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.

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.

Countertop with a thick oak 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 wide plank design that gives it a timeless look inspired by traditional Swedish flooring.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Measurements

Thickness, veneer: 3 mm (1/8 ")

Length: 249 cm (98 ")

Depth: 65 cm (25 5/8 ")

Thickness: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 ")

Ratings and reviews

Luxury quality on a budgetErinI purchased this countertop for my new home office because I wanted the look of solid oak desk, but I did not have a solid oak budget. I am very happy quality of this product. The woodgrain is beautiful and the finish is holding up well against my coffee spills. I also like how quickly and easily I can renew the finish with oil when the time comes.5
was niceRebekahwas nice5
PerfectCraigUsed as a folding counter on wash/dryer. Looks great. Many compliments.5
Terrible productVerified BuyerThe so called 'wide planks' are created with just a superficial marking. By the time we added a coat of stain (a slightly darker oak) the plank design seemed to have dissolved and disappeared. The surface is Infact just a cheap wood veneer like a door skin. The underneath particle board is of poor quality and the end pieces (supplied so you can hide the particle board) are not even the same thickness as the counter top (they are about 1/2 cm deeper) and darn hard to trim down without breaking.1
Perfect countertop!Verified BuyerWe installed this in our studio kitchen. Very easy to cut and the included iron on edge banding is easy to use. We ended up putting an Osmo hard wax oil finish which made it look and feel great!5
No extra edging stripsAntonellaThe piece comes with 2 edging but I made a mistake in trying glue them. I went to Ikea to try to get new strips only to find out that you cannot get extra strips. Ikea should really make it possible to get extra edging strips, otherwise be sure you won’t make any mistakes.1
Needs thicker finishingAmanNeeds to have a thicker top finish. Also I needed to get a price to cover an edge as I had cut it to fit an awkward angle but ikea did not carry extra pieces for me to buy resulting in a wasted product as I was unable to use it because of that3
It is perfect in styleVerified BuyerOverall looks fantastic in our new renovated kitchen.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.

MÖLLEKULLA Countertop, oak/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "

Better countertops 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 countertops 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 countertops 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 countertops 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 countertop, it’s possible to produce five thick veneer countertops.

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 countertop 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 countertops. 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.

Material

What is veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet fixed on things like particleboards to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak and beech and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.

Quality

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.