Hello - Both sides of this end panel will be finished in the Driftwood finish, and the vertical sides will have an edge banding finishing. The top and bottom edges will not have a finish. We hope this helps to clarify, and we appreciate you reaching out to Hampton Bay Designer Series.
For this Hampton Bay Designer Series item, it is not necessary to create the finished results you see in the photo gallery. You will, however, need to add a decorative end panel, and you can see an example of that by searching model number D1242-MLWH here on HomeDepot.com. Please be sure to reach out to your local Home Depot to discuss all of your project's needs. We appreciate your reaching out, and we wish you nothing but success.