#9: BARKABODA Wood Countertop
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:
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…
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.
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.