Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Indian Land, SC
Question about wall studs
I finished up my first project. YAY me!
They are simple ledge shelves, and to hang them I want to screw through the back ledge into the stud in the wall.
I have a little Black and Decker stud finder. According to the stud finder, the studs are spaced really oddly apart. The first one is 16.50 inches, the second is 14.25 inches and the third is 16.25 inches. I thought studs were supposed to be more uniform in the spacing? Is this common, or should I consider this little stud finder thing inaccurate? Now if I move further up the wall and start looking for studs, they line up with my previous mark, so i'm fairly sure the studs are there. I was just wondering if that's common for them to be spaced like that.