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KARLBY Worktop

KARLBY Worktop, beech, veneer

KD 49
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Article Number : 
403.351.95
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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.
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Kitchen planning
Kitchen planning

If you think it’s time to make your dream kitchen become a reality, we can arrange for one of our specialists to plan it together with you. This way, you know how to optimise your space for a kitchen that suits your style and everyday needs.

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For more information, talk to one of our co-workers at your local IKEA store or contact us for details.

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Kitchen installation
Kitchen installation

Our fully coordinated kitchen installation service can save you valuable time, especially when it comes to the trickier jobs like fitting sinks, taps or tops and appliances.

You can let us do all the work – from start to finish. We also take all the packaging with us for recycling when your new kitchen is in place.

This service includes a free 3-year guarantee on workmanship, so that you can feel confident that your kitchen will be installed to the highest industry standards.

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For more information, talk to one of our co-workers at your local IKEA store or contact us for details.

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Kitchen measuring
Kitchen measuring

If you want to make sure that your kitchen drawing is as accurate as possible, you can ask our team of professionals for help. We’ll carefully measure your room and check everything else, from the placement of windows, doors and power sockets, to the material and condition of the walls.

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For more information, talk to one of our co-workers at your local IKEA store or contact us for details.

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-Worktop with a thick beech 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 narrow stave design that gives it a timeless and versatile look that complements both modern and traditional kitchens.
-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.
Additional information
Beech is an even-grained, durable hardwood with high shock resistance. When exposed to sunlight, beech ages from a cream tone to a light rose brown colour.
Not suitable for use in wet rooms.
Functions
Every worktop is unique, with varying grain pattern and natural colour shifts that are part of the charm of wood.
care instructions
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.
Product dimensions
Thickness, veneer: 3 mm
Length: 246 cm
Depth: 63.5 cm
Thickness: 3.8 cm

This product requires assembly
designer:
IKEA of Sweden
product description & measurements
Table top/ Edge: Thick beech veneer, Oil-acrylic
Backside: Foil
Basematerial: Particleboard
PEOPLE & PLANET
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.
Downloads
Only the latest version of the documents is available for download.This means that there maybe a difference in this version and the printed version.
Assembly instruction
403.351.95 KARLBY Worktop (PDF)
Manuals
403.351.95 KARLBY Worktop (PDF)
KARLBY Worktop   Worktop with a thick beech veneer, a hardwearing natural material that can be sanded and surface treated when required.

Everyday 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.

Material matters

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 hardwearing surfaces. The layer construction is less likely than solid wood to bend or crack and the worktop is pre-treated with hard wax oil to create an easy-care surface that does not require oiling before the first use. What’s more? This innovative technology enables us to create unique and distinctive expressions while efficiently using the whole tree.

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.

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Better worktops with fewer trees

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.

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Worktop with a thick beech 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 narrow stave design that gives it a timeless and versatile look that complements both modern and traditional kitchens. 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. https://www.ikea.com/kw/en/images/products/karlby-worktop__0444138_PE594730_S4.JPG KARLBY Worktop, beech, veneer 403.351.95 IKEA KD 49