The Madison Avenue Recycled backless bench is one of the countries best benches available. This high quality bench comes in either high quality IPE wood or all steel. IPE wood is a wood of extremes as it is extremely dense and durable. Its incredible hardness and strength make it well equipped to last in any environment, It is rated as very durable; excellent insect resistant, with superb weathering characteristics (Ipe was used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City’s Coney Island, and was said to have lasted 25 years! This wood has an amazing lifespan and looks beautiful!