I made this bookshelf with plywood, laminate and had the inner painted with oil paint. I was working on this project after my office hours and on weekends. The wooden part of it was done in a few days, however the finishing, painting and laminating took a lot of a time compared to the actual wood work. If I had to make another book rack, I would make one with pinewood and give it a vintage look. I also made a few grooves on the inner side, by adding some gaps in between the ply. That actually did add an artistic look to the panel after it was painted. I hope you like it.