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Moisture content for thick shelf

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I have a 2.5 inch slab of pecan I want to make a 10" deep, 7' long shelf with. Going inside my house. Slab was kiln dried to 9% (according to the guy that sold it to me) but is at 15% now. Am I good to use it with this much moisture still inside? No joinery, just some finish one it, likely stain. Just a solid piece of 2" thick wood with some 1/2" thick rod going thru it as floating shelf brackets.
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Thank you all for the responses. Unfortunately i don't have capacity to resaw one this big but that is a good idea. This is a piece that has been in my shop for about 6 months. My meter is brand new and wasn't calibrated, I just took it out of the box and went to poking wood with it. Everything in my shop is reading higher than what I thought it should so calibration is likely needed. I will also check some of the stuff in the house to see what it is at once calibrated.
Which meter do you have? Some come with a built-in calibrator. If it's a two prong General Tools, the calibrator is in the cap.
That's the one that I have. I was wondering what those holes in the cap were for. You familiar with how to do it?
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