So when a member of our chapter decided to honor her mother with a Requiem Mass, we set to work locating the items we did not already have, and figuring out how to make do with what we did not have.
We did pretty good finding everything, but by 10AM on the day of the Requiem Mass, we still did not have confirmed that we had located candle stands we could borrow. I had a physical therapy appointment at 11AM and was ready to trust in God's providence that they would "appear", much as everything else had.
Wiser counsel (read: spouse) prevailed, and after being dropped off at PT, Pam went to Hobby Lobby and, with their counsel, acquired piece/parts. After picking me up we went to Home Depot and picked up some more parts. We had lunch, and at 3PM with my future son-in-law's help and grandson's critical supervision began assembling. An hour and a half later they were complete, and with an extra hour of drying time in the house, they were ready to stack in the trunk of the car!
So if you are scouring the internet trying to figure out how to make the six candle stands for the catafalque for a Requiem Mass, know that it is possible in a pinch to put something together for a modest cost that may not be the prettiest, but won't distract by being hideous or by being absent.
we started with a 10" square pine base. the base is routered on the edge to give it a nicer look. these were from Hobby Lobby. to the base we attached a 4"block. those were cut at Home Depot from an 8 foot 4x4 - which meant we had to purchase the whole thing, but hey... Montana (my mentioned soon to be relative) measured, drilled, and double screwed the block to the base.
As assembly proceeded, sanding continued. we weren't bad as an assembly line!
The pall was borrowed. It was beautiful. I haven't confirmed it but I'm pretty sure it's this one from Poland.