Each of a set of vertical springs housed in a frame in a mattress or upholstered chair base.
- For parents who are still concerned, one suggestion is to remove the box spring and frame from the family bed and put the mattress directly on the floor.
- Catherine walked down the basement stairs and jumped onto her bed, which really was a mattress and a box spring.
- Instead of fussing over the cost of replacing her box spring every few months, he brought in a futon for her to sleep on.
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