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I don't build log furniture, but I have worked with green wood quite a lot for post-and-rung chairs.

I don't think the joinery will hold if you use green logs. This type of work is usually done with round tenons, either shaped by hand or more often with a round tenon cutter. The tenon will shrink in all directions (ie the circle will get smaller), but the round mortise it goes into will only shrink in one direction (ie become oval), leaving the hole too big in the other direction for the now shrunken tenons.
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