I've been searching for an article published in the late 80's / early 90's timeframe.
Apologies but I don't recall if this was in Fine Woodworking or Fine Homebuilding as
I was a subscriber to both at that time and the subject could have been covered in
either forum. The article described a bookcase style built-in (possibly located on
one wall of a wide stairway) and of substantial height. The construction of the
uprights was a maple plywood sandwich over a foam core in a stress-skin
composition. The front of the built-up ply was covered by solid maple inlaid with
purpleheart strips running the full length of the upright. I recall the overall effect
of the purpleheart to be spectacular and I'd like to dig-up a reprint of the article
but have been unable to locate the issue in which it was contained. If anyone
could provide a pointer to which publication and the specific issue in question
I'd sure appreciate the help. The above details are from memory so some fuzz may
have crept in given the intervening time.