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BARKABODA Worktop, walnut/veneer,

Price £ 249

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This wood worktop 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 Number503.314.70

Product details

Worktop with a thick walnut veneer, a hardwearing natural material that can be sanded and surface treated when required.

Layer construction adds stability and makes the worktop less sensitive to humidity, thus, less likely to bend, split or crack than solid wood.

For quick installation and easy maintenance the worktop is pre-treated with hard wax oil.

The worktop has a chevron design that gives it a sophisticated look that supports all kitchen styles.

You can cut the worktop 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 guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • 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 colour that appears through the grain.

    Not suitable for use in wet rooms.

    Please note that the actual colours of our products may vary slightly from the colours shown online.

    Every worktop is unique, with varying grain pattern and natural colour shifts that are part of the charm of wood.

  • Material
    Top/ Edge:
    Thick walnut veneer, Oil-acrylic
    Backside:
    Laminate
    Basematerial:
    Particleboard
    Care

    To ensure that your worktop 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 worktop.

  • Supporting legs are required when an overhang exceeds 25 cm. The maximum distance between these legs should not be more than 80 cm.
  • We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

    By using particle board with a slice of wood as top layer instead of solid wood only in this product, we use less wood per product. That way, we take better care of resources.

Measurements

Thickness, veneer: 3 mm

Length: 246 cm

Depth: 63.5 cm

Thickness: 3.8 cm

  • BARKABODAArticle Number503.314.70

    Width: 65 cm

    Height: 5 cm

    Length: 253 cm

    Weight: 38.88 kg

    Package(s): 1

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Looks goodVerified ReviewerWorktop looks good, easy to cut. Need to be careful with scratches as it isn't as hard wearing as a standard worktop but you just need to be careful!4
DisappointedVerified ReviewerI bought This barkaboda worktop and whilst it looks beautiful it is completely unfit for purpose . I have had it installed for one day and it has already marked from spilling a cup of tea . Completely disappointed . Not Suitable for purpose1
Not fit for purposeVerified ReviewerThe worktops were installed today by a professional fitter and they are just not fit for purpose. I expected quality but these worktops are not. After just one day they are scratched and chipped. My son put a cup down and even that scratched the worktop. Very disappointed and they will need to be replaced.1
Beautiful but scratches too easily!Verified ReviewerWe've had our worktop in for less than a year and it is completely scratched. There is no way that IKEA tested this worktop before selling it, it's terrible quality. It looks beautiful but as soon as you use it, it will scratch. I'm so disappointed, I spent a lot of money on a whole new kitchen from IKEA and I can't even be proud of it because the worktop looks terrible.1
DisappointedVerified ReviewerHad new kitchen in just over a year worktop really disappointing scratches and marks so easily. Need a whole new length of worktop for it to look right again. Not cheap to buy in comparison to some of the other worktops and not durable for kitchen1
Very disappointedVerified ReviewerI'm very disappointed. This worktop marks and stretches very easy. After only one year using this work top looks like need replacing already... I won't buy worktop in IKEA anymore.1
Beautiful finish!Verified ReviewerDespite other reviews, we have had no scratches so far! It was installed byan Ikea installation service and so maybe it is their professional touch! We had it installed in July and so far so good! Thinking of making a table and window sills to match as it really adds to the whole kitchen.5
WorktopVerified ReviewerBeautiful to look at but marks far, far, far too easily. It's an unacceptable product for IKEA to produce for a kitchen. Unfortunately I have found out the hard way having bought 6 worktops at a total cost of £750. They marked just on installation/ cutting, despite preventative measures to avoid scratching. We haven't even moved in yet so it's incredibly disappointing and there's no way I am re-cutting them again. I cannot believe IKEA did any form of testing on this product, it's that unsuitable for it's intended purpose.2
Marks really easyVerified ReviewerLove the look but marks and stretches really easy3
very FragileVerified ReviewerWhile cutting this worktop and turning it over it sustained numerous scratches and dents to the corners and surfaces despite bending placed on cardboard and dust sheets, so much so that we are now replacing it with a more durable alternative. Very disappointing, even if it hadn't been damaged during fitting I question its durability over the life of the kitchen as it seems to scratch very very easily.1

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Sustainable life at home

Better worktops with fewer trees

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

BARKABODA Worktop, walnut/veneer, 246x3.8 cm

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

“At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilise 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.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.

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 worktops should meet your highest demands when it comes to design and performance, without compromise. That’s why we test our worktops, 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 for 25 years.