Wood Cabin Interior: Need to Seal Danish Oil?
LESLIE: Sandy in Washington needs some help with a new wood cabin that was just built. How can we help you?
SANDY: Hi. We put a tongue-and-groove fir and pinewood on both levels of the cabin and on the lower level, we used a white, pickling whitewash.
SANDY: And the upper level, we used Danish wood stain – wood oil.
TOM: Danish oil?
SANDY: But we didn’t put a sealer and I’m wondering if we need to do that or do we just leave the wood like that and periodically re-oil or …?
TOM: This is inside or outside?
SANDY: It’s inside.
TOM: Oh, thank goodness. I thought you just told me you put Danish oil on the outside of your house.
TOM: Alright. No, I mean you don’t have to. You put a – so you put a whitewash, a pickling stain on the bottom and you put Danish oil on the top?
TOM: That’s fine the way it is. There’s really – you’re not protecting it against UV very much. It’s on the inside of the house; it’s climate-controlled. I think that’s a fine finish; I think you can stop right there.
SANDY: OK, great.
SANDY: I like that answer.
TOM: You like that answer; that works for you.
SANDY: It’s going to be not so much of a money pit then.
TOM: Alright. Well thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.