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How to Find a Stud in a Wall

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Where to Find the Studs
Find Studs in Inside and Outside Corners

You Can Always Find Studs in Inside and Outside Corners

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Need to find a stud? Bad jokes aside, finding a stud (in a wall, that is) is a very important skill for home renovation. Even if you're just hanging a cabinet, you'll need to find a stud.
 

Where are the Obvious Places to Find a Stud?

Before going crazy with your stud finder, first do some detective work. Narrow down the places where you expect to find a stud.

Two places to look first:
  • You can always find a stud in an inside corner
  • You can always find a stud in an outside corner
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