KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, walnut/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.


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.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Frontside/ Edge:Thick walnut veneer, Oil-acrylic
    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:703.352.12
    Width: 26 ¼ "Height: 1 ¾ "Length: 100 ½ "Weight: 87 lb 0 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsKARLBY Countertop703.352.12

Product size

Thickness, veneer: 
1/8 "
98 "
25 5/8 "
1 1/2 "


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
Unable to deliver, will still take your moneyJoeGranolaThis countertop is not available and out of stock now, yet they will take your money and cancel delivery of it for over 3 months. I paid full price for this and have nothing but two cancelled deliveries. If I am lucky enough to get a hold of customer service they will just schedule it for delivery next month. I wonder if that one will also be delayed...1
Ready out the boxIan PapWanted to upgrade my gaming/school work setup, so I finally decided to pull the trigger on something nice. Ended up going with the very common Alex drawer combo and decided to add an adjustable support leg for peace of mind. Wish it was solid wood but this seems to do the job. Most likely going to treat the top with some sort of conditioner or something when I get around to it, but besides that there’s no work required. I’d urge you to add a support leg in the middle if you’re able to do so to prevent any sagging because again, it’s not solid wood. (Still very solid)5
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!XNateBought this along with two Alex drawers, and its literally the perfect setup. This Karlby counter looks absolutely amazing with the black Alex drawers. I have been eyeing this setup for years, and so glad I finally pulled the trigger.5
Made a custom workstation deskVikgorPurchased this to make a custom workstation desk for my daughter’s family. Put on a top of motorized standing/ adjustable frame. Love it! Works great!5
beantiful countersrobinrogers1960i put this in a remodeling in my kitchen I love them they look great easy to install5
Beautiful CountertopnayalaThis countertop is great and very sturdy. It feels very high quality but does not weigh a ton. We love the dark walnut color. We got the 72 in. and paired it with two of the ODDVALD Trestles and the SIGNUM Cable management to make a work desk. Have been using it for a few months and couldn't be happier.5
Excelent productMamaVeroIt was for my son's desk and he love it5
Ec2101We bought this a few months ago as a top for our sons desk. We have been satisfied with it.4
ReneedlgLooks beautiful and is very durable5
Beautiful look!WillieDWe bought two of these counter tops and created a 12' galley type workstation. There was a small piece left over that we used to create a separate printer stand. The end result is a very nice looking and functional office / craft center.5
Pleasantly Surprised - Met & exceeded expectationsBen JI got two of these and used them for long desks in my work office. I was able to use a combination of IKEA table legs ($5 each) and one of their drawers to help hold it up and it's a perfect height. They are super high quality. I thought they'd feel cheap, but they don't. Love them and would highly recommend them. I got them on sale, so I felt better about the sale price. I'd have still purchased them full price, but would have just had to wait longer to do it.5
HIGH END LOOKS AND IS AMAZINGAmyIKEAJust love the look, the durability and everything about it. Amy5
The best desk ever!TallerthaneveryoneLike many people, I saw that many people were posting on Insta how they made desk using the sold separately counter top and legs from IKEA. I'm super happy with this. I work from home full time and go to school full time. This provides me with a lot more work space to tackle both work and school. Make sure you sign up for Ikea Family, I didn't get the Ikea Family Price which is the only downside.5
Great CountertopCorky25Amazing wood, high quality & also great for using it as a desk wood top..5
Alex303Used this as a desk. It works perfectly.5
Great alternative to butcher blockSpunky2This countertop is so real looking that our contractor couldn’t tell the difference! It looks amazing and was easy to work with. Love love love the results!5
Looks greatORLFLAEasy to install. Looks great. Easy to clean.5
Looks great!EverbruWe upgraded our black Ikea desk with this wood finish top. It was convenient to be able to use the same legs from the old desk with 5is new desk top. It’s a much nicer, richer look. It keeps our office modern looking with a classic feel.5
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.  Read More
“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.

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.

Countertop, walnut/veneer98x1 1/2 "

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