Hanging plants and other items are often suspended from ceilings as part of a decorating scheme. Flush mounted hooks are one commonly used method of attaching various things to a ceiling in a safe manner. Hooks are made of materials such as metal and plastic and are available in a variety of shapes and finishes. Installing flush mounted hooks is a project that most homeowners can accomplish and requires only a few common tools.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Drill and bit
- Flush mount ceiling hook
- Screw-in anchor
- Phillips head screwdriver
Choose a location to install the flush mount hook in the ceiling. Position the hook so that the suspended object will not be in the way as people walk through the room. Also make sure items suspended from the hook will not interfere with the movement of ceiling fans.
Locate a cross beam in the ceiling that can be used to support the flush mount hook. Select a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the wood screw attached to the flush mount hook.
Drill into the wooden cross beam using a battery powered or electric drill. Determine the depth of the pilot hole based on the length of the wood screw on the hook. Divide the length of the screw in half and drill the hole that deep.
Thread the flush mount hook into the pilot hole by turning it to the right. Use a pair of pliers to assist with threading the hook into the cross beam. Continue turning the hook until it is mounted flush against the ceiling.
If a cross beam is not accessible, drill a hole slightly smaller than a screw-in metal or plastic anchor. Thread the screw-in anchor into the ceiling with a Phillips screwdriver. Screw the flush mount hook into the metal or plastic anchor using a pair of pliers. Continue turning the hook until it is mounted flush.
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