Will the Michelle Compack Bed Frame work for a split box spring? Updated June 12, 2019 16:44 Yes, you can absolutely make a split box spring work with this bed frame. Related articles Is a box spring required for the Michelle Compack Bed Frame? Does the Zinus bifold box spring require assembly? Is the SmartBase easy to take apart and move with? What bed base is best for my Zinus Mattress? Do I need a box spring with a Zinus platform bed frame?