Originally Posted by mike837go
Bare wood will be fine as long as it stays dry. You need moisture to allow rot or mold growth.
Also, paint has some thickness. Will the parts continue to move past one-another after they are painted?
Valid concerns. The wood for the beds should be ok for additional thickness. I won't paint the edges. The one thing I see was when I pushed the beds in there was a flexibale plastic trim under the bed (On both sides) that dragged the bottom as you drew the beds out and in. You could see a very fine sawdust from the that. No concerned but something of note.
I was hoping maybe someone did it already and had advice. Especially the beds. Something spills instead or splashes outside, at least you would have some protection. Same for the wood under the cushions for the seats.