Wood pattern is different from 74” VrenaLindseyWe purchased a 74” and 98” Vrena countertop to build a long bench, and realized after cutting the 74” board that the two counters were manufactured with different width boards in the butcher block design. They looked noticeably different and can’t be used together. I tried chatting with customer service and can’t seem to get anyone to understand the problem so I wish it was an option to upload a picture! The 74” counter “boards” in the butcher block are about 1.75” wide and the boards in the 98” counter are 2.25” wide.
PARTICLE BOARD CORE! Very misleading!ThomasWhen we cut this counter top, we noticed that the core was all particle board and not traditional solid wood planks. I was in shock. I didn't even know something like this could be considered a butcher block counter. The way the factory ends are made, makes it seem that the core is solid wood. The description states SOLID WOOD AND VENEER. The one picture for the product looks like it is a cut piece and has solid wood planks inside. It is listed nowhere visibly that this has particle board inside, until you click on product details, and it's the 3rd section down. Yes, it is "solid wood" if you consider wood shavings compressed together solid wood. They also say this can be sanded down, but the veneer is so thin you will probably hit the particle board. Shame on IKEA!
Table top multiple purposePegThe table top was the perfect fit for our van conversion. It was used as countertop and table.
Works as expectedRalphI bought this to build a Music studio desk. I'm happy with the construction so far, but I'm eventually going to add a coat of polyurethane to provide additional protection.
Highly recommended for price andJoseHighly recommended for price and quality
desk setupSharooGreat aesthetic desk.
I was originally going to get the Karlby tabletop as that was the one featured in every desk setup, but ended up getting the Vrena tabletop. It caught my eye and was different from every other desk setup. Nice light golden brown butcherblock and cheaper than the Karbly so I saved some money too.
p.s. It can be sanded, stained, and refinished but the veneer runs thin so be careful
I wish I could…VivianYes! I wish I could download a picture so you can see how awesome my remodeled kitchen looks like. I love the countertops. And they are easy to clean too.
island counter topSueI really enjoy my new countertop, it looks awesome on the island I made. I do see that the price has increased by $40, so I am glad I had already bought it.
Perfect counter for my studioCatherineAffordable and attractive solution for a work surface in my studio. I wish there where more size options to make use in more situations.
Great Counter top or deskJairWE use it as desk in our home office. Works great, if of great quality (qood), looks very nice, and is an inexpensive alternative to a long desk
DIY DesktopMichelleLove this wood slab. I made it into a desktop using legs sold at Ikea. It is solid and quite lovely.
Good qualityRinaI bought this and used it as a desk for my son's room and I loved it. Very good quality in finishes and texture. The color is beautiful.
Great for the priceChristopherNot solid butcher block but it has a thick veneer layer. Looks much better than any laminate countertops.