Sim­ple mag­net dry­wall stud fin­der

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - SHOP NOTES -

Take the strong­est fridge mag­net you’ve got and tie it on a length of string. Hold it so it hangs against the wall, then slowly slide it across. It’ll be at­tracted to the nails or screws that se­cure the wall’s wood lath or dry­wall to studs. Since fas­ten­ers oc­cur at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals, if you’re not find­ing a stud, try a bit higher or lower off the ground.

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