We had to hang up a smart white board in one of the suites at work. My instinct would have been just to pound away at the wall with the nail, at any old location, and then hang the board up.
It’s a good thing they didn’t give me the hammer.
The manager told me we had to nail into the studs not into the drywall. We started first feeling around for where the studs were but he decided to settle on a more precise approach.
He had this digital stud finder which found the exact location of the studs; we marked the points, nailed in those locations and hung up the white board. It was picture perfect.
Honestly, I had never heard of a stud finder prior to this, but it made sense after we used it.