I am looking for some direction about some love I can give to a barrister bookcase I found for dirt cheap.
It has some loss at a corner and bottom and I'm thinking it may be best to buy new (real) wood sides and use a router to make the shelves and door hardware line up to new sides. It has real wood on top, shelves and doors but the sides are found to be a composite when you peel back the edge piece (see photos).
The finish and most everything else about it is fine (it needs to be cleaned) so I'd like to keep it as close to original as possible. I don't think it's an antique considering the composite sides and plastic hardware on the doors but still don't want it to die if I can fix it up.
More pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/U2AMhQuKbLn6j22h6