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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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For a shelf I wouldn’t be concerned at all . If its not horribly bowed cupped or twisted now it doesn’t have enough moisture in it to changed that much. I can’t imagine it will affect the finish at all.
I don’t understand what you guys are tripping on
Good Luck
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