No Hammer? Here’s a Alternative!

What can you use if you don’t have a hammer

The best thing to use when you are hammerless is a flat-ish rock. Such rocks are easy to hold onto and sturdy enough to repeatedly hit things.

Spend a couple of minutes to find the most suitable one and make sure that you can hold it comfortably and that it has at least one flat or slightly rounded side.

How to use a rock safely

Using a rock as a hammer is not as simple as it seems. If you don’t know what you are doing, it is very easy to hurt yourself.

Different rocks for different tasks

  • Flat rock – Rocks with a completely flat edge are more suited to hammering nails into wood, putting furniture together, and driving a chisel.
  • Long flat rock – This type of rock is perfect if you can’t quite reach the thing you need to hammer. A good example of this would be hanging a large picture or hammering tacks into the wall to hold fairy lights.
  • Rounded rock – The rounded rock is perfect for hanging pictures; the rounded edges ensure that your gripping hand will never get caught between the wall and the rock.