Douglas Fir Door Finishing Question
I built a solid douglas fir door for the front of our house, using vg doug fir. I have two questions that I'm hoping someone can help with:
1. I installed the door and intended to finish it right away, but because of some complications, it's been left unfinished for a few weeks to a month. It's not in a terribly exposed location, but it's also been really rainy and humid, so I think the door has expanded. Is there a way to go about drying it out now that it's installed?
2. I'd like a somewhat natural finish on this door. I love the grain and honey color of douglas fir, so I want to accentuate these qualities rather than hide them. But I also want UV and moisture protection on the door. Any thoughts about what to finish it with?
(The windows on the house are Loewen all-wood douglas fir windows. Loewen recommends finishing their windows with a pre-stain conditioner, then a stain, then a spar urethane sealer. Is this a good idea? I'm worried that a stain, even natural, will change the color and graining of the wood.)