So here is my instructable for my wooden serviette holder :-)
Step 1: Materials
1/8" thin ply wood sheet ( totally about 14" x 8" i think)
1 wide Popsicle stick
22 the normal size Popsicle sticks
Step 2: Cut and Glue the Frame
make 2 square frames by gluing and the then stapling the miter corners.
Take one frame... place it on a thin plywood and mark and cut it out.
Then stapler the plywood to the frame
Take the other frame and mark 6mm or just a bit more in the center and cut that section out (A)
on the opposite side of A ...mark 2.5 " from either side and cut it out.
Keep section 'A'
Step 3: Attaching the Flap
apply glue on either side of the rod and join it by pushing the rod into the drilled section. The pictures would explain better :-)
Square the end of one wide popsicle stick . cut out a desired design from thin plywood for the flap.
attach the popsicle stick to the flap like in the picture. add a nut to the end to give weight. i covered the nut hole with filler.
Step 4: Stain
now stain the frame and sticks as you like.
i stained my sticks ebony as my kids had colored them with color pencils and i couldn't fine more sticks...so i had to stain them black.
I painted a black scroll design in my flap to match the black sticks.
Step 5: Glue and Clamp
varnish it. and finally add the flap.(do not varnish where the flap is supposed to be attached... as the glue might not stick)