KARLBY Countertop, birch/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, birch/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, birch/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, birch/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "

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 Number103.352.10

Product details

Countertop with a thick birch 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 narrow stave design that gives it a timeless and versatile look that complements both modern and traditional kitchens.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.25-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.Birch is a straight-grained and light-colored hardwood with light brown knots. Over time the color goes from cream to light amber.Not suitable for use in damp rooms.Every worktop is unique, with varying grain pattern and natural color shifts that are part of the charm of wood.Supporting legs are required when an overhang exceeds 10". The maximum distance between these legs should not be more than 32".Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Article Number103.352.10
  • Top/ Edge:Thick birch veneer, Oil-acrylic
    Back side:Laminate
    Main parts:Particleboard
    To ensure that your countertop 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 countertop.
  • 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.
  • Assembly instructionsKARLBY Countertop103.352.10

Measurements

Thickness, veneer: 1/8 "

Length: 98 "

Depth: 25 5/8 "

Thickness: 1 1/2 "

  • KARLBY
    CountertopArticle Number103.352.10

    Width: 26 "

    Height: 1 ¾ "

    Length: 100 ½ "

    Weight: 86 lb 15 oz

    Package(s): 1

Reviews

4.3(98)
Butcher block counterMishellI love this piece. Very easy to handle, the color is true to it's online description. I put 4 stars just because the piece had 2 indentations but I was able to cut it and I wish that the piece came with more edge laminate pieces4
It"s not solid woodCameronExpected, for the price, this would be solid enough to install hardware to the bottom, but like all the cheaper table tops it's hollow in the middle so screws and such just rip straight out.1
Excellent. Love it.JeanneExcellent. Love it.5
Sewing Room TableLISA pair of trestle legs and this make a fine sewing table. I wanted something different than your standard white laminate pieces.5
Love it!JosieLove it!5
Great countertopjeanneLove this and it looks great5
Wonderful Product - SHORT SUPPLYWilliamThese are beautifully finished countertops and a perfect alternative for a different than quartz look. Had a difficult time with "out of stock". Been waiting for our last one for over a month. Worth the wait, by the way!!5
Very nice color. Love it!FernandoVery nice color. Love it!5
Awesome counterop!RICKwe used it to make a desk and we love every bit of it. very sturdy surface for the desk. would definitely recommend for any surface!5
Perfect for Standing Desk topRojalUsed this as a standing desk top at home. Very good finish and looks awesome. Also very sturdy.5
Great counter top. Used inBeckyGreat counter top. Used in laundry room.5
Worked perfectlyANDREAWe used it for a game PC desk and it worked great for school and play5
Beautiful Desk TopEmilyWe are using this for a work-from-home desk set up. It looks amazing and was easy to work with. We used the delivery service as well, and it was hassle-free!5
absolutely stunning!DAVIDcompletely in love with these countertops! they are simply beautiful. installing these was the first time I ever replaced countertops. the entire process really was not that difficult, to my surprise. cutting and sizing these up was no issue at all. it seems like it, and I sure hope they remain beautiful and gain character for years to come.5
Beautiful, functional countertopLinda B.I had this installed in my kitchen as a baking/cooking center and to double as a breakfast area. It is a beautiful addition to my kitchen.5
StunningRACHELLove the warmth the wood gives to our Island. Guests love the natural feel of the wood and how it adds visual interest to our kitchen5
Rate KARLBY!VeronicaNot a bad product!4
Perfect counter top!Terry K.I created a long counter with the Karlby and it's perfect in its dimensions and look - thick enough that it doesn't sag, even with 3 sewing machines on it. We did put an Alex at each end and one support in the back of the middle that doesn't take away leg room. I love it!5
Used as deskColeWe bought two of these to create two desks along a wall for work at home. My computer has tower and two monitors and this board does an excellent job supporting the weight. Texture is nice, smooth to touch and has been resilient. Definitely recommend for that usage.5
Karlby for desk topSANDRASturdy, very nice piece of wood. Love the dark color. Perfect for use as desk top or counter top.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.

KARLBY Countertop, birch/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "

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 utilize 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.

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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.

Material

What is veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet attached to things like particleboard 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.

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