GERTON Tabletop, beech, 61x29 1/2 "
GERTON Tabletop, beech, 61x29 1/2 "
Article Number501.067.73

Product details

Solid wood is a durable natural material.Pre-drilled leg holes for easy assembly.May be completed with GERTON legs.Should be treated with STOCKARYD wood treatment oil for indoor use once prior to usage.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Solid beech, Wood treatment oil
    Wipe clean with a damp cloth.Check regularly that all assembly fastenings are properly tightened and retighten when necessary.
  • Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.By using only renewable materials in this product (hardware excluded), we avoid using fossil or finite materials.
  • GERTONTabletopArticle Number:501.067.73
    Width: 30 ¼ "Height: 1 ½ "Length: 65 ¼ "Weight: 58 lb 15 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

61 "
29 1/2 "
1 1/8 "
Max. load: 
110 lb 4 oz


Nice look on Standing DeskRobertExcellent and modern look. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice table top. I lightly sanded and then applied Polycrilic to protect the finish. Mounted on my new motorized standing desk and it works perfectly!5
SolidGuledGood table5
Nicer than the Skarsta tabletopJohnI used this in place of the standard Skarsta sit-stand tabletop. It's quite an effort to set up with a Skartsta bottom, but the result looks good. *** Be sure to buy the oil to treat the wood! *** There's no mention of the oil in the description, and it will be a while before I drive the 50 miles to buy it.4
KnicksSonyaIt had knicks in it that we could only see once box was open.1
Beautiful piece of woodSheriI used this as a desk top on top of 2 Alex set of drawers. I love the way it turned out. I sanded and polyurethaned the top to make it waterproof. Easy project and highly recommend.5
Love the color and everythingParulLove the color and everything about it.5
WarpedMLo13I bought this 2 weeks ago and had to wait until I could make 2 more trips to Ikea (50 minutes from my house) to get the Alex drawers to assemble the entire desk. It sat in it's box, untouched, in my air conditioned house but when I opened it, it was warped a good 1/2 inch like a bow on the short side. When I set my arms down on it to type, the whole thing shifts. I'd love to exchange it for a new one, but there aren't any in stock near me. The other one I bought for my kids' desk on the same day was perfect and gorgeous and had no problems at all. This problem one seems to be from an entirely different lot, the wood is even a different shade. Thank goodness for the 365 return policy.2
Exactly what I neededBobwhiteofoldI've bought 3 of these so far and all is well. 1st one was for a sewing table for my wife and she loves it. It is the right height for her and is very sturdy. Bought 2 more to use as desktops. The size is exactly what we wanted and the table was easy to sand and finish with a clear varnish.5
Solidhenry2020Love this is real wood all the way through (no cardboard) and solid. Nice and easy table. Only downside -they were out of the legs I wanted.4
Perfect for building a desk for my home officeEricBorgenI sanded and refinished this with some stain and polyurethane and sit at it every day while working from home.5
Decent construction, poor finishingJokingJKind of a mixed bag, but it definitely has potential. Straight from IKEA it comes pretty rough around the edges though, both literally and figuratively. Let's start with the good: - Very solid glue layup with finger-jointed connections running lengthwise - Decent quality beech planks (some are even quarter sawn and look very nice indeed) - Two steel inserts running cross-grain under the table (to prevent gaps from opening and/or cupping as the top expands/contracts along with seasonal humidity changes - nice touch, good for longevity) And now for the bad: - Inconsistencies in depths of individual beech planks (i.e. a few of the planks aren't level with the rest and leave an edge - only a millimetre high at most, but you instantly feel it if you run your hand across the top and you'll see them easily enough, too) - Very poor router work on the chamfer/bevel that runs the edges; more specifically, the blade used was either dull or not spinning fast enough, so there's chip out on the bevel itself which both looks bad and feels bad (and requires a fair bit of sanding or another pass with a router to fix) - Excess glue was clearly squeezed out when the top was laid up, and the solution was to just sand it down aggressively right on those spots until it was gone, but this leaves some noticeable dips in the top along those seams, so it's a bit lumpy in spots Overall, it's worthy of 3 stars. The upshot is that you get a pretty solid butcher block-style top with the benefit of anti-gap/cupping strapping inserted into the bottom, so it will stay solid and flat for a long time. The downsides are basically everything else, as it's clearly very hastily made. I'd have happily paid an extra $25 to have some real quality control in place in both the glue up and sanding stages (which would have prevented both the inconsistent beech plank depth and routering issues). All that said, if you're willing to put in a bit of work yourself, it really can turn out quite well. Start sanding at 150 grit to get a truly even/flat surface and work out all the little inconsistencies the IKEA fabricator didn't bother with; do the same to clean up the bevel and its chip out. Finish sanding with 240 (probably shouldn't go much higher than that), then apply the finish of your choice. If you're going to do oil, skip the IKEA oil and get something actually good like the John Boos butcher block oil and then follow up with the beeswax board cream (or get one of the oil/wax combos that are out there). I'm sure this would take a poly finish well enough, but the oil and wax together work a treat and look great (just remember to use a coaster!). It's a little hard to recommend unless you know someone who will take the time to make it worthwhile. I'd say that for $100, it's probably still worth it to me personally as someone who doesn't have the space/equipment to rip planks and glue up a top this large - but only because I worked to fix/finish it. If you're not one for that kind of work, pass this one by.3
Beautiful!KPHAI love this wood for my desktop. After applying a coat of wood oil and letting it air outta, it is beautiful and I know that I will have this piece for years to come.5
Couldn"t Be HappierJCTucsonWe've made four (4) computer tables with the Gerton tabletops. We were careful when we selected/purchased the tops so none of the 4 has any defects. The tabletops each got two light coats of polyurethane to protect the top surface. The polyurethane really brought up the color of the grain. We couldn't be happier after two years.5
comes UNfinishedLinda 1313I didn’t realize that it would come unfinished. I was hoping to put the legs on it and go! I did the mineral oil treatments several times, but then wanted to protect it form water stains so I put some poly on it. Not sure how this will work out in the long run. If I had to do over, I would’ve used a stain and poly. It is a sturdy piece, heavy. There was one tiny chip out of the middle of the surface I didn’t see until I was well into the process. Oh well.3
I love how solid it is.Pixie17I purchased this as desk top and it is great. Its sturdy, very roomy and super eady to stain and seal.5
Misleading product description.MaxS85I bought this table top under the assumption that I can just use it as is. Before you buy this, read the assembly instructions. There it says you have to treat the wood every other day for a week and every third day for another 7 weeks. If the product description indicated that the wood is not finished, I would have gotten an unfinished piece from Home Depot around the corner instead. It’s not worth driving to IKEA to return it, since it’s a two hour drive plus however long it takes to wait in the return line. I ended up finishing it with a different treatment that doesn’t take two months until the wood is saturated. If you are interested in finishing a table top yourself, you are probably better off getting a higher quality product at a local store. Talking about quality, the table top had two medium scratches / marks. The assembly instruction also covers this and suggests to remove impact marks with K 180 sand paper. I ended up sanding the whole thing. If you decide to buy this table top, I recommend to unpack and inspect it before you leave the IKEA parking lot.1
Nice but has some scratchesPatrickNewtonvilleNice and useful, but unfortunately has some scratches, the line for returns was endless, so I kept it1
Needs bigger holes, used 5/32 bitDansIkeaPurchasesI bought two of these with Krille legs. The first table we really struggled to get the screws in. The second table I used a 5/32 drill bit to make the holes slightly bigger and the screws went right in and took us 1/4 of the time it took to put together the first set.4
Solid table wood but check top before you buySteven123I bought this last week on store. I took it home and was very excited. Unfortunately the top surface has part of it with chipped and dented or cracked wood. I’m not sure what the correct terminology is. I’ve been trying to sand it down to get it like the rest of the table. Otherwise it is a solid product.2
custom cableMeli1109I used this with the fivvard (I think that's how it's spelled) legs that have an adjustable height for my vintage Brother knitting machine and it's held up in the past 3 years. The knitting machine is about 15 or so pounds and it's only on one edge. Using it I have to rock a carriage back and forth with some pressure and the table is so sturdy, the table top itself is not drilled into the legs but held by a notch and some holes.5

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