Scott found plans for a barrister bookcase in one of his favorite magazines, Woodsmith (Vol. 23, No. 134), and adapted it so it had solid-wood panels instead of glass. The shelves are separate units that can be stacked in various ways with a separate top and bottom. The whole thing easily unstacks for moving. The wood is mahogany with lacewood panels on the doors (and a little No. 3 common cherry to stretch the shelves where it can't be seen). Scott made shelves with three sizes of height to fit the various sizes of books we wanted to store in it. Notice the side view shows how Scott used a single board of mahogany for each side. The bookcase was completed in Summer 2003.
Ain't that lacewood just amazing! But it's never going to quite match across a joint line.