Dominic Wilbrink reveals a clever trick for finding studs (assuming they're behind sheetrock) without needing a stud finder. The low-cost, no-marks-left method uses nothing more than steel wool:
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As luck would have it, the current DIY household project has me looking for studs...but in a ceiling.
If you have studs in your ceiling then an old carpenter definitely played a trick on you.
I find that using a small neodymium magnet does the job just as well without the cleanup. You can even stick it on the end of a thin steel rod and use it as a stud "dowsing rod".
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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