Projects & Improvements

#9: BARKABODA Wood Countertop

updated Jun 5, 2019
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(Image credit: IKEA)

IKEA’s description: The herringbone pattern has a beautifully pleasing geometry to the eye. In BARKABODA countertop the pattern in dark brown wood adds true elegance to the kitchen. The countertop is made durable with a layer of solid wood that covers a particleboard core. This technique not only gives a genuine expression of solid wood, but is a good environmental choice as it’s resource-efficient. Living up to water, moisture, heat and scratches, BARKABODA countertop becomes the perfect piece to personalize the kitchen.

What We Predict: The new BARKABODA countertop is a DIY game changer and I predict this wood will be used in multiple ways over the next year. This piece of herringbone patterned wood is both accessible and affordable, and will give your projects a special touch. Based on past projects using IKEA’s existing countertop line, this is what you’ll soon see in 2017:

(Image credit: Eye Swoon)

For starters, you can do as IKEA intended and use the wood to make some affordable countertops. But! Sarah of Eye Swoon took it a step further by creating a waterfall effect by joining two pieces with a mitered edge. Just imagine this in the darker walnut stain and geometric pattern. It would be so very pretty and elegant…

(Image credit: Huskverna)

Otherwise, grab some hairpin legs, wall brackets, or cabinets and fashion a table or mounted desk. You can get the basic idea with this extra long desk project from Huskverna, which used the HAMMARP line as the top surface.

(Image credit: Huskverna)

And after that, the sky really is the limit with this versatile hunk of pretty wood. Above, a custom entertainment unit made, seen on Huskverna, from IKEA countertops and a BESTA cabinet that’s sleek and modern.

(Image credit: Janel Laban)