Everyone knows that table because it's the Ikea's philosophy essence for an extremly low price. Built from nothing more than 4 screws, air and wood fibers can withstand a lot considering how flimsy this material is.
Here's how it's made:http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/11/video-inside-an-ikea-factory/
What is the most striking flaw though, is the surface that wears out quickly. You can put a sheet of glass over it to add some glamour or you can go even further and add a light source beneath, and have a cool clubbing accessory!
I've been thinking of making an evenly backlit surface, but it turned out to be not possible using that low budget.
Sticking white foil sheet blocks too much light, transfer paper lets too much, 2 cathodes can't evenly light the surface.
Thinking about the problem drove me to a simple solution such as - christmas lights!
So, what you will need:
A lack table
Sheet of custom cut frosted glass
LED Christmas lights
Two rolls of double sided foam tape
reasonably long electrical cable
miscellaneous plugs, switches, tools