A wood pergola is one of the most satisfactory do-it-yourself projects, and all you need is good planning on location and design. First, the place has to be chosen, then accurate measurements of height, width and size need to be made. The posts must be cut and made to stand upright, with the help of nails drivin into the wood. The support beams should also be cut and slipped into teh nothces of the posts which are cut with a jigsaw. The level should be checked and then secured with nails and screws. Finally, the post checked and trimmed to the desired length and breadth. The final touch is given with varnish or paint.