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Timber or metal studs?

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Timber or metal studs?

I want to install a floating shelf, but I'm not sure if I have metal or timber studs - is there an easy way to find out before I start drilling into the walls?

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Re: Timber or metal studs?

A stud finder will tell you if it detects metal. 

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Re: Timber or metal studs?

Oh really? I thought they just detected where the studs are. 

Thanks for your help.

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