We wanted the fence to be free standing, so we devised braces to use on the sides of the fence. We cut two triangles from scrap 1/2” plywood, and utilized scrap 2×4’s to hold the fence vertically. The triangle’s base measures 34” and its height measures 17”. The bottom 2×4 piece is 7” and the top on 5 3/4”. Click on over to my blog post to see exactly how we made the braces. The link is at the bottom of this post.