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jaydog
dont know what types of walls i have

i trying to mount some furniture to the walls in my home cause i just had a baby i can figure out what type of walls i have i dont know if there plaster or drywall my home was built in 1977 just wondering if someone kinda of knows what materials i would need to mount some furniture to the walls

A. Spruce
Re: dont know what types of walls i have

By '77, plaster had given way to drywall, that's not a guarantee that you have drywall, but it is quite likely that you do. Take the cover plate off of an electrical outlet or switch and look beside the box into the wall cavity. If you see wood lath or an excessively thick wall, then you're likely dealing with plaster. If you only see about 1/2" of wall thickness, then you're dealing with drywall.

bp21901
Re: dont know what types of walls i have

Are you talking about the safety attachments to keep furniture (like bureau's, changing tables) from tipping over?

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