It is used in chairs that have a groove around the seat or back frame. It requires reed spline to hold it in place.
Open mesh cane comes in six different sizes, 3/8in, 7/16in, 1/2in, 5/8in, 3/4in a 1in whole pattern. The 1/2 in cane webbing is the most common used. To determine what size your cane webbing is measure from the center of one pattern hole to the center of the next.
Cane Webbing has many uses, as panel inserts on cabinets, overlays on furniture and of course you have seen it in ceiling fans. Use your imagination for other ideas.