Questions about using or selecting fasteners including nails, screws, and staples.

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how do I connect a light object, a cup hook, flat washer or hex nut, to a steel lintel?

how do I connect a light object, a cup hook, flat washer or hex nut, to an exterior window's steel lintel? I don't want to drill the lintel but I do want the attachment to be permanent.
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How does one fire short staples into hard wood?

I find myself caught in the middle here. My old electric staple gun will fire 1/4" staples but it's not capable of fully setting them because part of the target is some pretty hard wood. The ...