I should have done this to begin with and just had one thread for the whole project. This is an access door for a crawl space area that runs the length of the house and has the tankless water heater, plumbing and electric. The cats also love hanging out back there hence the little door at the bottom. The wood was done using the Shou Sugi Ban method of charring the wood black then brushing the char off leaving the rings dark and the pithy white gets removed. I used a mixture of Boiled Linseed Oil, Turpentine and Spar for the finish. All the trim is done the same way.