I searched and found an awesome post by member Reese on wooden cup holders, great pics in depth and he does a really nice job.
Frscke1 made me one off of his old one, took it apart traced it out, and Presto. He used little wooden turned dowels for the legs. Many, many coats of lacquer and steel wool in between. I think he posted pics too.
I can build stuff out of wood, but it isn't pretty...