The headboard does not include the frame for the mattress, it should work with any standard metal frame that has headboard brackets. The headboard includes an adaptor for full sized bed frames. I have a queen sized bed and it attached to the frame without problem. The headboard legs were a little short, but that could be because of the frame height. Once the headboard was attached firmly it didn't cause any problems. My daughter was able to lean against it without it wobbling.
I'm not sure what is included if you purchase the entire bed. my frame would not have accommodated a footboard.
It did have a few paint chips missing from shipping, they small and not very noticeable. I put the side with the flaws facing the wall. I'm pleased with the frame and my daughter is delighted.