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VRENA Countertop, oak/veneer,

Price $ 169.00

25 year limited warranty

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 Number304.371.56

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 top layer of oak, 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.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Measurements

Length: 74 "

Depth: 25 5/8 "

Thickness: 1 1/8 "

Reviews

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. 2
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!1
Table top multiple purposePegThe table top was the perfect fit for our van conversion. It was used as countertop and table.5
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.4
Highly recommended for price andJoseHighly recommended for price and quality5
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 careful5
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.5
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.5
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.5
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 desk5
DIY DesktopMichelleLove this wood slab. I made it into a desktop using legs sold at Ikea. It is solid and quite lovely.5
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.5
Great for the priceChristopherNot solid butcher block but it has a thick veneer layer. Looks much better than any laminate countertops.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.

VRENA Countertop, oak/veneer, 74x1 1/8 "

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.

Material

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.

Quality

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.