Have you ever wondered what that strange drawer under your oven was for, or what those small black diamonds on your measuring tape meant? If we only knew about them, the world is full of little design details that could make our lives a little easier. Some of these design elements are so well-thought-out that they blend in with their environment.
We’re here to assist you in discovering the most useful built-in product features that have always been right under your nose.
What Does Your Measuring Tape’s Black Diamond Mean?
Those little black diamonds (sometimes triangles) on a tape measure serve a purpose other than decoration, which you may not have considered before. “Black truss” markings are what they’re called. They start at 19.2 inches and reach up to 96 inches in length (eight feet).
What is the point of their existence? There should be five-floor trusses 19 inches apart for every eight-foot piece of wall. The black markings indicate the location of the studs. The center of the first stud in a wall is indicated by the first mark. When it comes to hanging things on the wall, knowing where the studs are can be really helpful!