If you’ve decided to take on the task of making your own pergola, first off, congratulations! It’ll be a fun but difficult project. After you’ve wrapped your mind around the project (and decided what kind of pergola you want), it’s time to get the right materials. Make sure you get materials that are good for your climate. Lots of rain? Make sure you have sturdy wood. Loose soil? Make sure you get firm supports. Do some research and then buy the right materials.