I recently stumbled upon the beautiful wooden tripod pictured above from this forum. It’s meant to be used with a telescope, but the idea could easily be retrofitted to work with a camera.
The original instructions can be found here, and are quite detailed. The only thing that would seemingly be difficult to source is the tripod hub. A quick search revealed this Telescope WITH a Tripod for under $30. That seems like an unbelievably low price, and looking at the reviews, it seems that you get what you pay for telescope-wise.
One review of it did say, Continue reading