Origin of table board
Examples from the Web for table board
The early dining-table was a board placed on trestles, which was called a table-board.
As the table was called a table-board so the table-cloth was called a board-cloth.
I have seen a curious old table top, or table-board, which permitted diners seated at it to dispense with trenchers or plates.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
You deserve that I should let you eat your fists by way of table-board; but I'm no such dirt as you.Moran of the Lady Letty|Frank Norris