How To Find A Stud Without Stud Finder?

How do you find studs with a stud finder?

Studfinder Tutorial for Beginner: How to Locate the Stud in the Wall

How do you find a wood stud in the wall?

A good starting place is 16 inches from a corner. For better precision, use a tape measure and mark 12 inches, 16 inches, and 24 inches from the corner. Tap the wall at each distance. You’ll hear a solid sound when you tap the part of the wall that is supported by a stud.

How do you find a stud on a wall mounted TV?

By taking off the wall plate, you can stick a thin tool into the gap between the side of the electrical box and the drywall, and then feel which side the stud is on. From there, measure over 16 inches and you should find another stud.

Do I need a stud finder?

It is commonly thought that you need to have a stud finder in order to find a stud in your drywall. But not all homeowners own a stud finder, and probably don’t need one often enough to justify the purchase. Most homes are built with 2×4 or 2×6 studs and studs can be found typically on the sides of windows or doors.