Wood panels are shipped one side oiled Teak (as shown here) and one side unfinished giving you the option to customize to your liking. Wood panels will vary in color product to product because the wood is 100% natural.
The the panels are designed to conceal the feature set and wiring interface. They are magnetized to remain in place but can be easily removed to make adjustments to the controls and wires. The panels can also be replaced by any material that is aesthetically pleasing to you. (Wood, Tile, Plastic, Granite, etc.)