drilling on a wall...advise

I want to drill holes in order to install a table from Ikea, nothing deep, just enough for the screws space.
How do I know there are not electric wires in the other side... are they always far away from the first wall layer?
Thanks
Montenegro
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On 25 Jun 2005 11:07:58 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

If his walls are sheetrock a stud finder would work reasonably well. Without a stud finder, I would suggest an awl, rather than nails. And tapping on the wall first can help you hear where to try first.
Greg Guarino
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