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Repair and finish damaged plywood?

Hi, I have an old pool table I am refurbishing and there are a couple of areas with damage to the plywood. I'm looking for suggestions on how best to repair the plywood (vs. replacing the whole big piece of plywood. One damaged area is to the 3/8" plywood, the other to the 11/16" plywood. Attached are pictures with a tape measure for context. Anybody know how to repair those pieces? Thanks in advance.
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not sure how much effort you want to put into it but 1/8' boards might be able to be inset to replace what's damaged. with some good glue, might be able to splice it in.
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With the cost of ply - replace it with a sheet of 3/8. Your other thickness is 11/16... 3/8 X 2 equals 12/16 which is soo close to your needs. If you can't make this work I'm sure you can...

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Seems like you can either
A) spcut out the damaged areas, then cut a replacement piece of plywood, find a way to fasten it in place and to the existing plywood and be left with a repair that stands out and will never be as strong as the original, or
B) replace the entire piece.

I'd swing to b

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