Do I need to seal my stakewood/rough pine?

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Old 04-05-16, 09:06 AM
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Do I need to seal my stakewood/rough pine?

Hi guys!

I'm working on a basement bedroom right now, and I capped the support beam/post with aged rough pine. I didn't put anything on it to seal it (picure attached).

In a closet, I used cottage grade knotty pine planks on the walls and ceiling. I also didn't put anything to seal them (I have no picture of that but I'm sure you guys get the idea)

Now I am wondering - if I don't put anything on them, am I risk of them splitting/warping down the road?

Also, Kujo says hi!
Thank,
Nic

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Old 04-05-16, 09:20 AM
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Splitting and warping would be more a product of temp and humidity, if those are controlled, there shouldn't be a problem. IMO the biggest issue with not using any coating is the propensity of the wood to attract dirt/grime and lack of coating also means it's harder to clean.
 
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Old 04-05-16, 10:26 AM
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Raw wood can soak up liquids and get stained, much like fabric or carpet. If sealed, that tends not to happen.
 
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