A side board is a piece of furniture dating back to Victorian era and maybe before. They are also known as a buffet. It traditionally ha a flat open top which can be used to serve food buffet style or place a nice vase of flowers to brighten up a room. Use your side board to store your serving dishes and your table linen ready at a moments notice. If you have the room try using one in your hallway or in your home office to store your office consumables and printers.