Would recommend to a friend who also has a low budget.
The table isn't too heavy & not too light, just the perfect weight. Does not seem cheap, although actually very affordable -- got this table and two grey and black chairs that you can see on one of the pictures during the boxing week and got the whole set for only $290 CAD (+ delivery !).
The wood feels and looks very nice and people have mistaken it for a higher price tag than it actually is.
The assembly wasn't difficult but there was an issue with one of the screws and we ended up abandoning it (it would not fit in the hole properly). The table still holds up and is very sturdy, there's an abundance of other screws fixating it.
Looks just like it does online and perfect size for small dining spaces!!!! Very very cute and affordable! Particle board still feels like real wood and the table is heavier so feels sturdy once assembled!