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BARKABODA Worktop, walnut/veneer,

Price £ 249/1.86 m
Price/m £133.87

25 year guarantee

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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 Number903.314.68

Product details

25 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.

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

Good environmental choice, because the method of using a top layer of wood on particleboard is resource-efficient.

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.


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

    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.

    The worktop surface is pre-treated at the factory with hard wax oil. Due to the nature of the material, treat the edges and cut-outs with STOCKARYD wood treatment oil, prior to installation.

  • Supporting legs are required when an overhang exceeds 25 cm. The maximum distance between these legs should not be more than 80 cm.


Thickness, veneer: 3 mm

Length: 186 cm

Depth: 63.5 cm

Thickness: 3.8 cm

  • BARKABODAArticle Number903.314.68

    Width: 65 cm

    Height: 5 cm

    Length: 193 cm

    Weight: 29.65 kg

    Package(s): 1


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, 186x3.8 cm

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 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.


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.


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.