Anyway, the walnut dresser cum chest is done. A few pics are at:
Happy to say it's all joinery, except the screws holding the hinges, handles and the hard board back. Do wish I'd been able to find a single 12' X 4" hunk of 8/4 for the drawer fronts so they'd match in shade and grain, but I couldn't.
It was a bit of work, but fun, and a learning experience. My wife gave me a sign that hangs in the gara-shop:
"We don't make mistakes, we do variations"
Thanks to all for advice. Regards.