This bed is from Bob’s Furniture. Solid sturdy heavy wood. You can use it with or without a box spring. I used it without and it held up just fine for many years with my ex GF, but a different GF I had after her broke 5 of the 8 the wood slats. She was full figured plus sized. So, after that I just didnt feel like replacing them and bought a new platform storage bed. The stock slats were thin(not even an inch thick) they should have came stock with 2x4’s but companies go cheap on certain things. You will need to get wood slats cut. Size 60 3/4” long exact!! Not less or more. You can buy 61” but you will have to sand down 1/4”.