This gate of oak wood with wide table is properly protected by the porch of the House. In a humid climate, where rain in winter is the our daily bread, the situation of the wood, is very important for its maintenance.
Open-pore oils are a good solution to protect the wood on the outside, penetrate it providing protection. Not to let layer, this does not crack nor it follows, as it is the case with the varnishes. Despite its considerable resistance, it is important to renew your application at least once every two years, in normal situations.