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KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer,

Price $ 299.00

25 year limited warranty

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

How to get it

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 Number703.352.12

Product details

25-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.

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.

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.


IKEA of Sweden


Thickness, veneer: 1/8 "

Length: 98 "

Depth: 25 5/8 "

Thickness: 1 1/2 "


Perfect counter top!TerryI 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
Worked perfectlyAndreaWe used it for a game PC desk and it worked great for school and play5
Very disappointedSaraWe worked with the Ikea kitchen rep, we knew we would have to cut the counter. They gave us a thin strip of wood to glue over the cut so that the particle board doesn't show. It's a terrible solution. Cracks. Bubbles. Pops off. Three pieces have chunked off. I would never purchase this product again. The worst part is- we contacted Ikea to see about purchasing another thin strip since the first is cracked and broke. They informed us we would have to purchase a whole new counter to get the strip. 2
Excellent product PeterGood economical material for use as kitchen countertop.5
Not durable JacksonIt scratches easily and dents if you look at it wrong. Other than that its pretty and fairly easy to install. But this isn't high quality. This is a quick fix or make a quick switch in looks type of product. Disappointed in how easily it can dent and scratch. Whatever protective oil or conditioner that comes on it is trash and needs to be upgraded quickly. 3
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
Great itemRyanBest for work desk5
Great for a sewing tableSusanPaired it with two Alex drawers to make sewing table. Very sturdy and great with all the drawers right next to me.5
Karlby counter topMarilynExcellent top for a lift desk in office.5
BeautifulShariWe renovated our kitchen and used this as the top for our coffee bar!5
Core is particle woodAllenPurchased in August 2023 They make it look like real wood. But it's only an 1/8th an inch of real wood on top of particle wood. AVOID1
beautifulMonicavery practical5
Perfect shade and fitJuliePerfect shade and fit5
Good for computer deskAngelaGood for computer desk5
great for my kid andKouroshgreat for my kid and moderrn looking. price was good and reasonable compare to prices now a days. am an Ikea fan.5
This product is the greatest!PatriciaI bought this for my son and he absolutely loves it! He used it as a desktop for his computers and podcasts equipment!5
Wood counter topDaisyIt was perfect I put it in my laundry room over my washer and dryer . It looks great. And now I could fold my clothes on top of the counter5
Love itHollyJust finished putting on stockaryd on my 4 year old counter top. It was looking good but just wanted to keep up with maintenance. Looks like new again. We are mindful that it is a wood countertop but it has withstood moderate wear and tear. I still love it and would choose it again.5
Great for over a washer & dryerLeahBought this to use over our front load washer & dryer in the laundry room. We've had it for two years, and it still looks amazing. We used the smaller size to cut & build a shoe bench which we also love.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, walnut/veneer, 98x1 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.


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.


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.