We decided to, we I mean my wife, decided to build a pergola in our back yard to have our on little oasis. The only tools I owned were the ryobi cordless tool set (circular and reciprocating saw and the drill). By the time we got the dimensions, and then brought the lumber back to the house we began to realize how monstrous of a project this would be. Two weekends, and amazing help from the entire block we finished. and damn does it look good!
The last picture was what the deck looked like before we started.