Merrill Woodworking was founded by Kris Merrill, a 3rd generation woodworking craftsman. In 2007, after learning the craft of custom cabinetry from working in the family business, Kris took courage and created Merrill Woodworking. The business was a great success as they focused on serving the local area of Eastern Idaho building custom cabinets. While Kris was very skilled at running a cabinet shop, his real passion was product development for e-commerce. Finally after 10 years of business ownership, Kris created his first e-commerce product - the floating shelf with his very own patent pending design of a hidden bracket. With that first product, the first brand of Allt was born - Ultra Shelf along with Studlock.