Man Cave Storage Ideas

Whether you have memorabilia you want to show off or other “stuff” you want to hide away, every man cave needs to have a place for these. There’s no denying that a man cave certainly looks better when everything is organised. We can break down our storage ideas into 2 categories, “Hide It” or “Show It”.

Hide It: Storage Ideas

How do you hide away all of the stuff in your man cave so that it doesn’t look like a garage? Or worse yet… junk room? These clever ideas will show you how to do just that!

Ottoman With Storage

SONGMICS 30 Inches Folding Storage Ottoman Bench with Flipping Lid, Storage Chest Footstool, Faux Leather, Brown ULSF45BR
  • [Flip Lid & Collapsible] The lid of the foldable bench can be opened and folded from both sides easily, convenient for taking out or putting in your items without removing the entire lid; collapse the bench to save space when not in use
  • [Large Storage Space] Spacious inner space of 80L to provide multiple storage options to hide away sundries, hold kids' toys, blankets, pillows, magazines, clothes, etc., maximizing your space in a smart way
  • [Sturdy & Durable] Crafted with high quality MDF, this storage ottoman bench ensures great stability, practical and perfect home furniture as a shoe bench, footstool and console table

If you have a traditional man cave then this ottoman bench with storage definitely works. Don’t be fooled by the price tag, this storage with flip lid holds 80L of your “stuff”. Just be mindful of weight limits.

DHP Emily Rectangular Storage Ottoman, Grey Linen
  • Modern look with squared tufted design
  • Multifunctional piece: can be used for storage, as extra seat and footrest.
  • Pair with the matching futon, chair and/or chaise lounger for a complete look (all sold separately)

For those with a more modern man cave, the Emily storage ottoman from Dorel Home Products will give you a classy look, provide loads of storage as well as being a functional seat. For a really long seat you can add 2 of these side by side. For the nigher price tag, you also get a soft closing hinge. These ottomans are built to last.

Seville Classics Cushioned Fabric Ottoman Hidden Storage Chest Footrest Chair, Padded Seat for Bedroom, Dorm, Loft, Living Room, Entryway, Hallway, Modern Gray, 15.7" Cube (2-Pack)
  • MODERN CUBE FOOTREST & STOOL - Modern gray synthetic fabric with a cushioned top fabric adds a touch of elegance to your living room, entryway, office, study, or dorm. Includes two (2) ottomans.
  • STRONG & DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - Cushioned seat lid supports up to 400 lbs. evenly distributed for use as a cozy footrest or portable fabric stool.
  • SECRET HIDDEN STORAGE - Pull off the cushioned seat top to reveal a large compartment for organizing clothes, blankets, linens, magazines, books, remote controls, toys, shoes and much more.

If you need value for money and something that still looks stylish then the Seville Classics Foldable Storage Ottoman will do the job. Although these are the foldable type, they still can take a fair amount of weight as a seat. Buy a few of these and position them around different areas of your man cave to create a theme. Fold them away when you don’t need them.

Show It: Storage Ideas

A man cave is not complete unless you can display all of that memorabilia that you’ve collected over the years. It shouldn’t be hidden away in drawer or attic, it should be on display for all to see.

Diwhy 24”Width Industrial Pipe Shelves Rustic Modern Wood Ladder Bookcase with Metal Frame,Pipe Wall Shelf,Wood Storage,Home Decor,Display Shelving,Retro Floating Wood Shelving,6 Layer Bookshelf

Memorabilia Storage – Shelves

You may have a prized baseball bat that you’ve had in the corner of your den for years, or a classic decanter full of your favorite whiskey, either way, adding storage shelves to your man cave will provide a way to get your precious items off the floor and on display for all to see. These shelves we’ve found will fit right in just about any man cave.

Diwhy 24”Width Industrial Pipe Shelves Rustic Modern Wood Ladder Bookcase with Metal Frame,Pipe Wall Shelf,Wood Storage,Home Decor,Display Shelving,Retro Floating Wood Shelving,6 Layer Bookshelf
  • Retro Style:Rustic industrial pipe shelf in silver brushed gray finish.Iron pipes and reclaimed real wood composition in vintage style.Storage and decorations.It can also be used outdoors.Extensively anti-rust treatment. - Electroplated finish.
  • Size:Made from quality metal pipe and pine wood. Overall size: length 24in x depth 9.8in x height 79in.Board size: length 24in x depth 9.8in x thickness 0.79in.Water pipe diameter: 1.26in
  • Multi-functional:The floating shelves are versatile, such as bathroom accessories, towel holder, bookcase, spice racks.

Nothing says “Man Cave” more than solid timber and metal pipes. These rustic shelves ooze manliness. It’s hard to find solid timber in any sort of furniture these days which is why these shelves really stand out. The fact that you can also customize these shelves makes them a perfect addition to any man cave.

WGX Design For You Industrial Retro Wall Mount Iron Pipe Shelf Hung Bracket DIY Storage Shelving Bookshelf (2 Pcs 4Tier Hardware only)
  • Rustic Industrial DIY Handmade Multifunction Pipe Brackets.
  • Beautiful and practical.Need to be assembled easily.Support customized
  • Bedroom, kitchen, living room, bar, cafe, no matter what the occasion it is the best choice.

If you have some spare planks of timber lying around then these Wall mount iron pipe shelves will fit right in. They are customize them by adding or removing lengths as needed. These shelves will add that rustic feel to any man cave.

Memorabilia Storage – Glass Cabinet

Some memorabilia needs to be protected so it will last forever while other collectibles just can’t be touched. Whatever the reason, a glass cabinet will protect your memorabilia from dust as well as show it off. Glass display cases are available in just about every shape and size possible so as to fit your collectible perfectly. We’ve selected a number of glass storage cabinets that will do just that.

DisplayGifts Jersey Display Frame Case Lockable, Large Sport Jersey Shadow Box with 98% UV Protection Acrylic and Hanger for Baseball Basketball Football Soccer Hockey Sport Shirt and Uniform (Black Finish)
  • Black Finish. Solid wood Frame, Anti-fade Matt BLACK finish, SHATTER PROOF acrylic panel with 97% transparency, 98% UV protection, gold plated anti-theft locks, TWO DISPLAYING OPTIONS- HANGER and PIN BOARD with pins included, Installation Instruction , velvet like FELT LINING, 3 year WARRANTY.
  • The Difference: We use 3.5 mm high quality UV protection acrylic which protects better, lasts long and sturdy.
  • Dimensions: 31.25" H X 23.25" W X 1.5"D Interior Dimension: 30.5"H X 22.5"W X 1"D

Anyone who owns that special jersey, doesn’t matter if it’s football, baseball, hockey or basketball, it needs to be in a framed display case. The case will protect your jersey from dust and damage and also allow you to show it off.

Snap Acrylic Sports Display Case, Football, Clear
  • Tabletop display case safely stores and displays one football
  • Shatter resistant acrylic cover with black base
  • Measures: 7.5 inches wide x 12 inches high x 8 inches deep

Buying a display case that is just the right size for your memorabilia is so important. This display case from Snap is designed for that signed football.

Perfect Cases MLB Wall Mounted Triple Baseball Glass Display Case, Black
  • Wall Mounted Display Case
  • Real UV Protected Glass
  • Real Wood Molding

Rounding out our range of sporting memorabilia and a wall mounted display case from Perfect Cases. It features UV Protected Glass surrounded by wood and can be mounted to your favorite wall in your man cave.

Displays2go Tempered Glass Frameless Design Display Case with 4 Shelves and Black Laminate Base, 31 x 71 x 15-3/4-Inch (IFDC8040BK)
  • Frameless design does not distract from the merchandise displayed inside.
  • Features 4 fixed-height glass shelves.
  • Hinged, tempered glass doors lock to provide security in busy spaces.

For a general purpose glass display case, the frameless design from Displays2go features 4 glass shelves. Although this glass cabinet does require assembling, it is crafted from tempered glass to give you a stylish look. Perfect for just about any size of memorabilia.

Take a tour of Adam Savage’s man cave featuring the Ikea BILLY bookcase. These bookcases look great side by side so no matter how much memorabilia you have, you will be able to show it all off in style.


Having your memorabilia or collectibles on display can really make a difference to the feel of any man cave. They will also make a good talking point when your buddies come around. It also makes sense to hide away your junk so as to improve the overall image of your man cave.