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Is it okay to put a mattress on a bed frame without the box spring. If you ever need to do this again theres an easier less heavy awkward solution emulate ikea. 1 get a drill bit that can go through metal and drill holes at each end of each rail. Alternatives like platform beds wood foundations and adjustable beds are longer lasting than boxsprings.