Home Brew pretty will hit it on the nose.
It has to be comfortable to drive, You should to be able to see the gages either through or around the wheel. Big pain to have the rim of the wheel right in the line of sight to the speedo and tach (voice of experiance speaking).
You also have to be able to get in and out of the car with some ease. Tilts help there.
Make sure that the the column goes through the firewall in a clear spot. You have to have the engine and exhaust and brakes if on the firewall in place to make sure that you don't have problems here. (Note) some front wheel drive cars have steering columns with U-Jounts under the dash that might help get things arranged better.
Use quality parts and mount them correctly, Your life depends upon it.
I have seen Sears 1/2 in universal joints from socket sets welded into steering shafts on hot rods that were driven hard on the street, pretty scary when I look back on it.
Other than that do some planning, Make sure everything will work in a smooth and bind free manor and go for it.