I thought I had lifted heavy dressers before, but wow! Nothing compared to the weight of this guy. I decided yet again to leave the trim and center medallion on the few that have them for two reasons:
1. It wasn't overly tacky and gaudy
2. In order to remove the center pieces I would have to remove the outter trim, which I actually really love.
So the dresser and I met in the middle and agreed on a simple paint job and distressing.