Question by  Seeker (19)

How do you locate 2X4 studs in your wall?

I need to install a heavy frame on my walls and would like to secure it with one of the 2x4.


Answer by  XRO (46)

Get a stud-finder, they can be found at any local hardware store for a relatively inexpensive price. Use the finder as stated in the directions. Usually you would place the device on the wall and slide it, slowly, across the wall until the lights light up.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

You can use a stud finder to located studs in your walls. This may not work for walls made of very thick plaster. Most stud finders locate the edges of studs but some can actually locate the center.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

There are fairly cheap and very effective devices called "stud finders" that you can find at any, including your local, hardware store.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Buy a stud finder from a home improvement store. You can also measure in 16" increments from a corner and test by driving a finishing nail into an inconspicuous spot.


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

There are a variety of ways you can locate a 2x4 studs. If you have extra cash, you can buy a stud finder at any home improvement store that will allow you to find the studs on the wall and will make a loud noise that will help you mark the area.

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