If the raised panel look is what she wants, make her happy. Think outside the "How do I cut it?" box. Cut 1/4" panels from plywood, then make center "raised panel's" by glueing solid wood pieces you have profiled into the center. This can be as simple as cutting a 45 degree bevel or more decorative like a roman ogee? Perhaps 6 or 8 small squares or rectangles glued to the plywood for a very elaborate look? Stick to solid wood for rails and stile's.