I just purchased my first home built in 1966 and am trying to refresh the existing kitchen cabinetry.
I'm attempting to change the hinges for the existing partial inset cabinet doors on the face frame cabinets from the existing external hinges (colonial style) to a more clean European hinge (blum).
I was able to find out the solution for my application here:
However, my cabinets are face frame and so I need to add blocking (as noted in the above photo). I have measured the amount of the face frame that needs to be blocked out as 1-1/8".
My question is: what is the best way to build 1-1/8" of blocking material?
I have looked at my options at the hardware store and have not seen a clear solution to building (or simply buying) a block of wood that is 1-1/8" thick. Ideally, I would be able to just purchase sheets, strips, or posts of some sort that are 1-1/8" thick, but I have not yet found such an item.
I could also add together various thicknesses of plywood, but I've discovered that plywood sold as 3/4" (for example) is not actually 3/4" thick, making additive solutions to end up at 1-1/8" thick difficult or impossible.
The best solution I've found so far is to use 1" thick (actual) solid PVC strips (used for fencing?) and then add an 1/8" (actual) piece of plywood (used for floor underlayment?) to end up with a piece of blocking that is 1-1/8" thick. For some reason it seems like a bad idea to use a material like PVC for this application rather than wood, but maybe that is misguided. Also, I'd prefer to not use 2 pieces of blocking if I can use just one.
Sorry for the large block of background text. But again, my question is: what would you do to acquire pieces of blocking that are actually 1-1/8" thick?
Thanks for any help you can give me. I thank you (as does my wife!) in advance.