Woods that used in your cabin is a natural biodegradable material that must be treated to withstand the North America climate. After the construction is complete, it is recommended to treat the external face of Log Cabin with a wood preservative such as Cuprinol, thereafter it can be stained or oiled whichever you preferred and the timber can be also be painted using the appropriate external wood paint. Cuprinol Wood Preserver is a colorless general purpose preserver for interior and exterior use.
This chemical gives deep penetrating protection to sound wood against decay, mould and blue staining fungi. It is a low odor formula and has been specially developed with low aromatic solvents to make it more pleasant and convenient to use. Logs are naturally resistant to fungi and insects but as the weather in North American country differs from any other country’s weather, some further protection is recommended.
By applying oil or chemical such as Cuprinol to the external walls of the cabin, we can safely say that the cabin can survive even the most hardened attack from any wood deteriorating element. Just apply Cuprinol to the external face of the logs then stains them, to the inside face apply either oil such as Danish oil or leave them untreated for that fresh natural wood scent. The treatment that you give to your cabin will have to be reapplied after five years or so.