After seeing the dog beds we usually do, a CustomMade customer asked us to make a set of larger beds for her two heavier dogs. In a style more in keeping with her current bedroom furniture. So we used Oak.
For strength (and style) I used square pegs in round holes. With a finish on these beds, they have a rich tone to the color. And you'll notice I stand behind their strength. Well, more like I stand ON in this case!