Today I got a first coat of finish on a post-and-rung chair that I’ve been working on for a while. This chair was made following Drew Langsner’s excellent book The Chairmaker’s Workshop. My chair is different from his in that I turned all the parts on the lathe, whereas he makes his using a drawknife and spokeshave. I rived all the pieces from a green walnut log and turned all the parts while the wood was still green. I then dried the rungs in a drying chamber, similar to the one described in the book, before re-turning the tenons and assembling the chair. I used through-wedged.mortise and tenon joints to join the rungs to the legs: Langsner uses blind mortise and tenon joints. The rear posts were steam bent and the back slats were boiled. Now I need to weave a seat.