Average Joe’s Pergola Depot - We always use either Western Red Rough Sawn Tight Knot Cedar or #1 Grade .40 ACQ Pressure treated pine lumber. We only use stainless steel hardware to prevent rotting. Every kit comes complete with all pre-cut, pre-drilled lumber that is pre-marked for easy assembly. They also include a set of step by step instructions to guide you through the assembly process. Two people can easily have most kits set up in four hours or less, with absolutely no construction knowledge whatsoever.