Quick Tip: How to Find a Wall Stud - Bob Vila

Quick Tip: How to Find a Wall Stud

Hanging something heavy from the wall? Before you do, you may need a lesson in locating wall studs.

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There’s a reason they make stud finders. These tiny tools come in handy when you need to find a wall stud, usually when you’re hanging something heavy like a large picture frame, mirror, or shelf. If you don’t have a stud finder, you can still locate the studs in your wall but does take a little detective work. Here are a few tried and true methods for locating wall studs. Once you track down these sturdy spots in your wall, you can hang your heavy items without fear of causing unnecessary damage to your drywall.

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