This project is very easy to make, costs relatively little in the way of materials and yet produces a result that is stylish enough to fit into any home. The painted finish on the underframe allows you to customise the table to suit any room in the house and you could even ring the changes by fitting a tile or glass top. It is also a great project for using up some of those 'useful' offcuts of MDF that you have had lying about the workshop for ages, but can somehow never find a use for.
Beware of buying cheap MDF as it is often very open textured and any subsequent machining leaves a very woolly surface that is difficult to finish. My preference is for the green coloured water resistant MDF which is slightly dearer per sheet, but is much denser, machines crisply and finishes well without raising the 'grain'.