Drilling Holes: Notching and Boring Holes in Wood Studs

How much wood are you allowed to cut out of a stud?

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Reciprocating saw

The best tool for drilling holes in studs is a right-angle drill with self-feeding bits.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Metal protector plates