Isn't table and desk the same thing ?
A desk = ett skrivbord
The desk = skrivbordet
Several desks = flera skrivbord
The desks = skrivborden
Ah, literally 'writetable', yes? That's rather cool, hah!
Is this word at all related to the English board and Scots bord, meaning "table"?
Yes, English "board" and Swedish bord are both derived from an eventual mutual root, but I wouldn't call them cognates. No idea about Scots, sorry. :)
I can hardly hear this word.
Is it related to the bord in smörgåsbord?