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This product is not meant to be placed outside as it doesn’t have a finish. If you place a marine varnish on the product it may be placed outside, but the elements will significantly shorten the life of the product.
Wood will expand and contract with the environment in which it was put in. Controlling the humidity level in your house will lesson the amount of movement you will have in your piece. These are semi-rustic pieces and are not glued so there will be some movement in the pieces. Dry air will make the wood shrink and humid air will make it swell.
If you want a sheen on your walnut frame, you can treat it like you would a cutting board and apply mineral oil to the frame which will keep the wood moist. Be careful not to get oil not the ink as it will darken the ink and may change the color.