Daybeds are used as beds as well as for lounging, reclining and seating in common rooms. Their frames can be made out of wood, metal or a combination of wood and metal.
They are a cross between chaise lounge, couch and a bed. Often daybeds will also feature a trundle to expand sleeping capacity.
Many of today's daybeds employ a link spring as the support system for the mattress. The link spring is a rectangular metal frame with cross supports. A wire or polyester / nylon mesh held in place by a network of springs lies across the top of the link spring. The link spring design provides support and creates clearance underneath a daybed for storage.