Hello all! Got another question on building/mounting upper kitchen cabinets. Can I use 1/2" thick nailing strips to hold the upper cabinets to the wall, instead of using 3/4" inch thick strips? For the back story on this question: In the back of our current builders grade kitchen cabinets, they have a 3/4" inch thick nailing strip from side-to-side, on the top, middle, and bottom of the cabinets (to hold the cabinets to the wall). Then there is a 1/4" back-board, which goes from the inside top of the cabinet(s) to the bottom of the cabinet to hide the nailing strips. In any event, this adds up to 1 inch of non-useable space, leaving only 11 inches of the 12 inch deep upper cabinet. One of the pet peeves my wife has is that she has some old family dinner plates, passed down from relatives long gone(so she will NOT part with them), and these plates are actually about 11-1/4" inches in diameter. As a result, we have the doors on 2 of our cabinets which don't close completely. In building the new cabinets I cut the upper cabinets 12 inch deep, without remembering the plate issue. If I had I could have just made the upper cabinets 12-1/4 inches deep. Now the only way I can think to fix the problem is to use only 1/2" inch thick nailing strips, instead of 3/4" inch thick nailing strips, to increase the usable space inside the cabinets to 11-1/4" inches. Has anyone ever done this? Is it safe to do this with upper cabinets? I can put in extra nailing strips in each cabinet if need-be, I just don't want the upper cabinets tearing themselves apart and/or pulling away from the wall (my wife has a ton of serving dishes, cups, plates, etc.) Thoughts? As always, thanks in advance to all who offer information and advice.