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Bench clamping face

So my bench was built of 2x4s and the vise a block of..I forget now..poplar i think, but it's ok at any rate..
Anyway the inside surface of the bench, not the vise side is getting pretty mangled over time.

I need to resurface it, but I'm not quite sure what material might be best in the long term. Nice hardwood plywood? Piece of maple? Any suggestions? It's obviously not critical, but it is beginning to leave marks on things that I clamp in there..and yes..I doodle on the vise a lot..it's just one of many vises i have.. maybe that should be the many vices i have..
I'm inclined to cover the entire apron or at least the entire length of it, but it's not the end of the world if I don't..
What would be your preferred method?

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Quick and simple method IMO would be sanding down the surfaces in question, or just glue a piece of hardwood over all your "art work", after you review all the important info. Be safe.
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Quick and simple method IMO would be sanding down the surfaces in question, or just glue a piece of hardwood over all your "art work", after you review all the important info. Be safe.
The artwork is fine. It's the inside clamping surface I want to fix. Enough screws, nails, knots and so forth have made their marks.. I probably ought to be a bit more careful with the stuff I clamp in there..

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How about a piece of 1/4" ply? Glue it I just enough to hold it in place, then you can replace it easily the next time

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I used carpet tape for facings on my workbench vise.
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