KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 74x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 74x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 74x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 74x1 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 Number703.352.07

Product details

Countertop with a thick oak 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.Oak is an exceedingly strong and durable hardwood with a prominent grain. It darkens beautifully with age acquiring a golden-brown undertone.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.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top/ Edge:Thick oak 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.
  • KARLBYCountertopArticle Number:703.352.07
    Width: 26 "Height: 1 ¾ "Length: 76 ¾ "Weight: 68 lb 2 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsKARLBY Countertop703.352.07

Product size

Thickness, veneer: 
1/8 "
74 "
25 5/8 "
1 1/2 "


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
Good for an office computer desko0thuyzerI bought 2 of these in order to make a long L shaped desk for crafting in my office. I did add a protective clear varnish over them in case markers or paint would get on it. I might use it as a simple butcher block for kitchen or dry bar.5
Sturdy for a computer deskCris TExcellent material as a computer desk.5
Jane317I was not allowed to view the item b/f making the purchase. B/c I had no clear idea of its true size and weight, I was unable to transport the item in the vehicle in which I traveled. I had to return it shortly after purchasing.3
bargain butcher block with bargain featuresTorquemadaI bought butcher block counters a year ago from Ikea and they were solid wood, now discontinued. I'm glad I got those because I needed to rout an opening for an undermount sink. These counters, which are the same price, are good for the environment but even better for the bean counters at Ikea because they are much more cheaply made being thin veneer over MDF. The sort of cheap move that reminds me of a new Pontiac Firebird my brother bought in 1984, which instead of a glove compartment had a vinyl velcro-shut pouch glued to the dash. GM's accountants must have laughed for years over that one. Back to the countertop: I bought more countertop to make shelves, not realizing the bottoms of these are not veneered at all. So if you are hoping the finish continues on the underside of your counter or the lip or you need to rout out a sink opening, look elsewhere. These are a little thicker dimensionally than the solid wood ones, and so they give you that nice chunky butcher block look. And they do look nice, but this is useful for only the most basic of installations. If you have an apartment or rental property to gussy up, these might be ok. I'm glad I only used them for shelving.3
Looks great!DBMcDanielIt is exactly what I wanted. I need to purchase another piece, to complete my project. It is so easy to take care of and always looks lovely.5
great lookannag5108I just bought this and am using it as my desk for editing and it has an amazing look. all my friends come in and compliment it5
A step backMidwife 76We have purchased Ikea butcher block worktops before and loved them. This is veneer and they suck. If they have to be cut, the veneer strip is difficult to apply and peels up easily. A big fail in our opinion.1
BettyleaPretty happy with The countertop4
Perfect!GrandMaTWe needed a counter top for the breakfast bar we were adding to our kitchen, and this was the perfect solution. It's a nice contrast from the rest of the kitchen, super easy to install and care for.5
Pretty and sturdyShivyThis counter is beautiful and feels sturdy. Only issue is it is next to my oven and the top is getting burn marks from the heat bouncing off the pans. Hoping it will last a while with repeated heat exposure.4
Worse purchase at Ikea everAnonymous reviewerAfter debating between buying this and butcher block at Home Depot, we decided to buy this one because there is less cutting involved. How could you make a counter top that is meant to be DYI to be made of particle board? on both sides where the block is shown there is a filmsy fake looking piece of material that is supposed to fool people that it's real butcher block. It is not and cost the same per square foot as a butcher block. Simply stay away!1
Beautiful desktopABH82Used this on top of 2 alex cabinets in my office. Made a beautiful desk!5
Very prettySsgeeNice, ends need to be finished by customer if visable. Good looking4
great qualityKateWwe have installed it 2 months ago and couldn't be happier with quality and how easy it was to install.5
Awesome Looktrod79I bought this countertop for the sole purpose of creating an office space/crafting area! It looks so nice and it well made...no braces needed, being held up by using two filing cabinets in each end. Doesn’t sag in the middle, sturdy material!!5
Terrible qualityJordanWWe were told we could cut this to size but we tried several times and were unsuccessful. Trying to cut it ended up ruining the counter. We had to get another countertop from another store.1
Great for DesksbbarbsI use this along with a pair of Alex drawers and it makes an awesome desk. Very sturdy, high quality, and looks great. I will probably make another one eventually with a different color/type of wood.5
Pleased with PurchaseCMillerGreat purchase for the price!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, oak/veneer, 74x1 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.

Countertop, oak/veneer74x1 1/2 "

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