Got this raised planter for my apartment. Looking to put it outside and need to seal it to preserve the wood. Any advice on whether I should stain/paint it first?

 Got this raised planter for my apartment. Looking to put it outside and need to seal it to preserve the wood. Any advice on whether I should stain/paint it first?


Got this raised planter for my apartment. Looking to put it outside and need to seal it to preserve the wood. Any advice on whether I should stain/paint it first?
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