Hi, I'm going to be installing a new 18 inch dishwasher soon, as I work towards redoing my kitchen. My question is: can I provide support and attaching points for the laminate countertop by adding 18 inch furing strips that span the space between the sink cabinet and the end pannel? My concern is that there is not enough room. I read the specifications for total height of the dishwasher, and it seems that this varies because height is adjustable. Is this so? Cabinet spacing is always 34 1/2 height. Dishwashers often have a minimum height on about 32 1/2 inches. This should leave plenty of room for a 1X3 board nailed across the top of the opening over the partition framing, if I am understanding the specifications sheet. Can I do this and still leave room for the dishwasher to fit? Thanks!!