Sorry, I've attached a picture of the headboard I'm trying to duplicate so hopefully that'll help clear things up! It's a little hard to describe so I knew I was going to mess it up. But basically the 3" width side is the face and the 23" side of the panel butts up against the long side of that 3" board. The panel is actually in front of the horizontal board and it's not a raised panel like a door, but just a flat glued up panel. Maybe there's some better terminology I should be using, but I'm new to this, so please forgive my ignorance. Thanks!