Christmas trees are a big part of the holiday season, and they're also a big source of anxiety. We all know how secure our artificial trees are, but what about real ones? I've seen too many Christmas trees fall over on my friends' houses to believe that they're really safe. However, there is one simple way to secure your tree so that it stays upright: using a ceiling mount.
This post will explain how to install your artificial or real Christmas tree securely into the ceiling by screwing it into place with screws that attach directly into the drywall or plasterboard above your head.
Get and install a tree stand for your Christmas tree. However, if you are considering using a ceiling mount you may not need the stand. Before you install your tree, get a tree stand for your Christmas tree. However, if you are considering using a ceiling mount you may not need the stand.
Install the tree stand on the floor. Place the tree in the stand and secure it with screws if necessary (all stands come with instructions).
Secure your Christmas tree to the ceiling by placing it in a stand.
To secure your Christmas tree to the ceiling, you first need a stand rated for your specific tree species, size and style of decoration. The National Christmas Tree Association recommends using a stand with a capacity of at least 50 pounds for each foot in height of your tree.
For example, if you have an 8-foot tall artificial Douglas fir that weighs about 20 pounds (not including ornaments), you should use a stand with at least 400 pounds of capacity.
To securely fasten the top portion of this artificial Christmas tree on its stand, drill pilot holes through the top piece and base (these holes will be covered by screws) before screwing them together using #8 brass wood screws.
Then place a small amount of glue between all four corners where they meet at the top so they can't pull apart during use later on down stream due to vibrations caused by movement around them over time because it's not bolted together very well yet now we're just putting some glue in here just so we don't have any problems later on down stream when we're moving our trees around or whatever so just make sure everything stays nice tight up here but don't worry about getting too much glue because it'll dry clear anyway inside here where no one's going see it anyway so just put some silicone adhesive like Elmer's Glue All onto these two pieces here like this then place them back together again making sure everything lines up perfectly before clamping down tightly on top with our vice grips like this - there we go!
Ensure that you place your Christmas tree in an area that is large and secure enough to hold your heavy Christmas tree.
It's important to ensure that the ceiling is large and secure. You don't want your tree falling on top of you or damaging any other furniture in the room. If it's large enough, consider placing it near an open window or door so that you can easily access it when decorating and cleaning up at the end of the season.
Place your artificial or real Christmas tree in the hole in your ceiling and secure it with screws.
- Use a drill to secure the screws.
- Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws.
- Use a level to ensure the tree is straight.
- If you need to remove the tree, use a screwdriver again!
The best thing to do is to get a stand that can be mounted on the ceiling and then secure your Christmas tree in place using screws. This will ensure that it stays up there as long as needed without taking up space or being inconvenient when not in use.