gù hard; strong; solid

Made up of [ wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31, ancient ]
Made with 8 strokes.
The character 'gu' for sound is in an enclosure. As 'gu' means ancient this suggests the meaning of solidity

Related characters

Also uses wéi component: guó (country) huí (to circle) miàn (face) sì (four) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)
Also uses component: gù (happening) gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) hú (lake) hú (beard) jū (to reside) kè (to be able to) kǔ (bitter)

Sounds same

gù (happening)

Different tone

gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gǔ (ancient) gǔ (valley)

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stroke order for 固
Stroke order for character 固, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license