Patrick Molzahn, Cabinetmaking & Millwork Program Director, Madison Area Technical College
Originally trained as an architect and sculptor, Patrick Molzahn discovered his love for building while spending his college summers working as a carpenter. Believing that if you can build a boat, you can build anything, Patrick went on to study Traditional Wooden Boat Building. After Boat school, he opened a one man shop specializing in Architectural Woodwork and custom furniture. Since the fall of 2000, Patrick has been the director of the Cabinetmaking & Millwork program at Madison Area Technical College, in Madison, WI.
In 2008, he received the distinguished WMIA “Educator of the Year” Wooden Globe award. Over the past four decades, he has traveled around the world researching how other cultures train their woodworkers. He is a founding board member of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, and in 2018, he became the first individual to earn the WCA’s highest honor, the Diamond Credential.
Patrick is the author of the 5th edition of the classic text, Modern Cabinetmaking, and his writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Woodshop News, Fine Woodworking, and Fine Homebuilding. An avid hiker, Patrick has explored trails on five continents, and in 2016, completed over 1300 miles of the Appalachian Trail.