I agreed to re-cain at least one (and perhaps many) chairs from a friend's estate; her executor is a friend as well, which is the only reason I agreed to take on the job.
It took a while, since I had never done it before, but (using pre-woven rattan webbing in a chair made for that type seat) it came out amazingly well for a first try. Now the question is, what is the "going" rate to recain a seat? I can apply the discount for friends, etc., but I don't know whether a normal job (removing the old seat, cleaning the groove, soaking and installing the new rattan and the cain wedge, etc. ) is a $50 service or $500 (probably somewhere in between. This is not reweaving the seat, just installing replacement webbing.
What would you charge for labor (the material was only about $10)