About Pat's Old Wood
Pat's Old Wood was founded in 2016 by Patrick Lynch through his love for woodworking and creating patriotic items. Pat is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of Culver Military Academy. After graduating high school, he played one year of junior college hockey before deciding to join the United States Marine Corps. From 1993 to 2001, he served as an infantryman and scout sniper at Camp Pendleton, California. After fulfilling his commitment to the Marines and receiving his honorable discharge in February of 2001, Patrick attended the University of Illinois-Chicago to seek his degree in political science with the goal of becoming a FBI Special Agent. However, after the attacks of 9-11 and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, he could not sit in a classroom anymore and wanted to serve his country again. In October of 2001, Patrick joined the Army with the goal of becoming a Green Beret. After two, grueling years in the Army Special Forces Qualification Course, he graduated and was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He deployed numerous times to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa. Upon the end of his honorable service, he left active duty and remained in the National Guard with 20th Special Forces Group where he still serves today. Until 2015, Patrick worked for the US Government on numerous projects, mostly overseas in support of the Department of Defense.
Patrick has been been woodworking since he was a young man and was able to dabble off and on, but found it difficult with his numerous deployments and other travel for the military. In 2016, Patrick made the decision to open up Pat's Old Wood while he still was the Chief Operating Officer for a private company that specialized in training the US Government and military. It was in 2018 after 25 years of working in that sector that he decided he was done with it and wanted to be a woodworker full time.
From the very first post on Facebook, P.O.W. was a huge success and has garnered customers from as far as Qatar in the middle east to Saskatchewan, Canada. Patrick hand-makes all of his items and takes great pride in the entire process and seeing his work in people's homes and offices. Recently, his eight year old daughter, Penelope, has begun to assist him in the shop and has been making her own flags. It is truly a family business.
There is a saying we like to remember at Pat's Old Wood, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." We all love what we do and appreciate you taking the time to visit our website. God bless America and God bless you all!