What is an End Panel?
The decorative piece of material that covers the exposed end of a base or wall cabinet is referred to as an end panel. There are two main reasons why you'd use an end panel: esthetics or if you're installing crown molding. End panels used for esthetic purposes have no functional or structural intention otherwise. The end panel is typically sent out prefabricated along with the cabinets in a matching stain or color. After the end panel is installed, base or crown moldings are used to cover up the top and bottom of the end panels.