About & Contact

Hi, I’m Jan Horak, also known as the ‘Wacky Old Man’.

7522664I’m a South African who loves woodworking and puzzling things out. Because I have no formal training in woodworking, there is a fair amount of ‘puzzling out’ involved in most of my projects. Sure, I always start with some kind of plan, but the plan gets adjusted as I go along. That’s where the ‘wacky’ part of the Wacky Old Man comes from. The ‘old man’ part is because of my wood shavings-beard in the photo.

I started making things out of wood as a hobby in my free time.

These days, I’m lucky enough to call my ‘hobby’ my job. It has grown from smaller projects, like trays and lanterns, to bigger things, like furniture and even building projects.

Custom orders are welcome and most products on this website are available for purchase. Should you be interested in any product, contact me by mail or phone for more details concerning price, availability of wood and curing times for varnish etc. Delivery time depends on my current workload, but is normally four weeks.

Thank you for stopping by my website. Please feel free to contact me!
Jan, the Wacky Old Man