Is a box spring required for the Michelle Compack Bed Frame? Updated June 12, 2019 16:44 Yes, this bed frame is meant to be used with a box spring and is sold separately. This bed frame pairs perfectly with our Jayanna Bifold Box Spring. Related articles What bed base is best for my Zinus Mattress? Do I need a box spring with a Zinus platform bed frame? Can you separate the top and bottom bunk on the Patti Steel Quick Lock bunk bed as individual beds? Can I attach a headboard and a footboard to my Michelle Compack Bed Frame? Will my mattress sit on top of the bed frame or inside the frame?