KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 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 Number302.976.41

Product details

Countertop with a thick walnut 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.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 color that appears through the grain.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.2 edge bands, 43¼" each, included.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top/ Edge:Thick walnut 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.
  • KARLBYCountertop for kitchen islandArticle Number:302.976.41
    Width: 44 ½ "Height: 1 ¾ "Length: 77 ¼ "Weight: 103 lb 7 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

74 "
42 "
1 1/2 "


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
Looks good but scratch as easy as a scratch ticketPaul TitleyBeautiful coloring and looks great, but within a couple of days of installing we sustained a scratch from sliding a chopping board across the countertop. Thinking that maybe we had been too rough We have been super careful since. It’s now been just over 2 months and even with being over paranoid about it we have managed to pick up a few more scratches - it’s just annoying and not as hardy as you would expect of a countertop- it will need to be Replaced, but will likely be looking for a different product.1
Better than expected and beautiful!FirstPurchaseFromIkeaWe’ve had this now on our island we made for four months now. We are in love. So happy we found this. The price is amazing. And it’s also cheap enough that if anything ever happens to it, we can stomach the cost of ripping it off and replacing it. It’s holding up super nice! No dents or anything and I have two kids. We bought place mats to eat in just to help as we’ve only had granite tops anywhere. We love this and the color. We have a ranch and needed an island of some type to fill this space nicely. This was an amazing purchase and I love walking into my house and seeing this everyday. Well worth the money!! I wish I could post a photo of our finished island!5
DecentDcat1234Love the aesthetic but it’s not as durable as I’d like. Scratches very easily.3
uasonmPurchased this countertop as a sit/standing desktop. Heavy, durable. Looks extremely nice and clean and provides plenty of space I need. I'm using it with the Upliftdesk 4-legged mount, which works perfect (much less shaking than Atonomous at any same height)!5
A bargain, with caveatshaveyouseenluckyThis looks very beautiful for the price. The engineered core means you are somewhat limited in how you can use it, (we wanted to have a rounded edge which is not possible)4
Expected solid wood rather than wood compositeShabangIt was probably an oversight on my behalf but we ordered the island countertop online believing it was like the wood butcher-block type IKEA countertops we put in years ago. We picked up the item and didn't realize until we got home, 2.5 hours later, that it wasn't what we expected. We've installed it and it works fine but just wasn't what we really wanted in the space.4
CountertopVicki55We've purchased this before, however it ended up warping. When we purchased it again, had a hard time getting the same size, it was NOT a solid piece of wood.3
Love itMary198383We bought this a few months ago and we love it. We removed an old island top and replaced it with this one . Kitchen looks great5
Slightly BowedKkbnWe bought this because it was the largest slab of butcher block we could find. We got two because we did a waterfall edge on one side of the island. Both items were slightly bowed overall. If it was just one I could understand but both were bowed. It was only slightly so we still used them because the cabinets for this size were already ordered and installed and I had already paid a pretty penny for delivery.3
Using as a deskSandieDugasWe attached 5 Ikea table legs to this countertop and it is functioning as a giant desk/workspace. We love it! Great quality! Looks amazing!5
BeautifulGin from San DiegoLove the cost of the beautiful counter top, easy to install and looks like really expensive.5
Was great...Newer product not so great.DocsjpWe bought same top a few years ago it was solid wood glued together. This top we bought was no solid it is particle board with wood laminate. the laminate is ¼ thick but not the solid wood of before. Whe had to cut to fit current project and where lucky we could hide cut edge. I understand cutting cost but in this case I would have paid more for solid product again.2
Beautiful solid woodSusan SWe put this over our washer and dryer in the laundry room and it looks amazing!5
lynneah1002Selected this for a countertop shelf over a washer/dryer unit. It looks and functions perfectly!5
Great tabletopecassadyBought this for the top of a custom craft table. It has been durable and looks amazing. Always get lots of compliments!5
Kalby Walnut Countertopcathy6Very nice countertops .Will buy again5
Great piece for a great priceSkim464Just make sure to water proof the cut surface since the inside is laminate particle board. IT is great overall top for building desks as well as use for kitchen/laundry room5
I love love love this countertop!TaraDWe purchased our entire kitchen a few yeas ago. I was very nervous about getting butcher block style because it's wood. I expected dings and dents, scratches, water spots, etc. I lightly sanded the top and put mineral oil on it every month or so. It has held up VERY well. I even spilled an entire wax pod (red) on it, freaked out, figured I'd have an oddly shaped red/pink stain on it forever. I had no option but to let the wax sit there and harden. To my surprise, it scraped right up with a metal spatula. No scratches or signs that there was even a spill. I highly recommend this countertop!!!5
This top look great and was easy to installBobAndMary11We bought this in March to finish off the kitchen. We used this as a breakfast bar/peninsula and it looks great. I stupidly put the microwave on it and scratched the top but with a little oil the scratch all but disappeared.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 for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "

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 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.

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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.


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

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