Very good points. I never even considered it could be green. Dalemirage1988 said:Dale, I think he wanted to keep the grain as he said it has nice grain. If it is 14" you could probably get by with ripping it in 4 1/2 rips, then you would only have 2 glue joints. How dry is it? That is more important than the thickness. To be stable indoors, wood needs to be air dried to 9-12% moisture content, then kiln dried to 6-8% to close the pores. If the slab is green, it will crack and warp as it dries.