I cut a whole bunch of logs about 5 years ago, and they've been weathering nicely as lumber.
It's all douglas fir, which is a tough, nice weathering wood. It silvers up nicely.
I like building stuff out of it because it makes it look like its' been there for a hundred years. I love the texture of a rough sawn board. you see this a lot on the old barns and it's hard to get any other way than just time and weather.
The cracks and patina are what I like. If I want smooth lumber I can go to the local hardware store. Barn doors built of this just seem more right. You expect a barn door to be weathered.