Is that the general opinion when building built-in bookcases? Use
vaneered plywood for the structure, then, I'm guessing, use the solid
wood for the face trim pieces.
I was really hoping to use solid wood to construct the shelves - there
is just something about plywood that really rubs me the wrong way. It
seems like cheating. If I could just find good, high quality
purpleheart, I'd use that. The place near me carries it for
$4.98/board ft, which is cheaper than the $5.95/board ft for the
purpleheart plywood at Boulter Plywood. Of course, it would be random
widths, so it's of no real help to me.