26 Smart & Creative Man Cave Shelves & Storage Ideas

LAST UPDATED ON September 4th, 2020

Not that we can’t, but keeping an organized room can be a struggle for a lot of men. I speak for most men (if not all), including myself, that we tend to be lax when it comes to this business. However, if you want to relax comfortably in your man cave, it’s important to keep it in order at all times. 

Storage is an essential component to any man cave. Cabinets are perfect to hide away stuff that your friends and guests don’t need to see, while shelves are used to store books and display man cave decors, wine selection and collectible items for your friends to drool over. Here, we put together an awesome list of clever and budget-friendly man cave shelves and storage ideas to help you use your space efficiently and keep your things more organized.

1. Rustic Farmhouse Pipe Shelves

One of the most popular shelving options nowadays are the farmhouse pipe shelves. The industrial look of this ensemble will surely complement your rustic man cave. With very few needed tools to install, this can easily be a one-day project.

Related: Rustic Man Cave Ideas for a Ruggedly Handsome Space

2. Wine Bottle & Stemware Shelves

Display your wines and your favorite glasses in a beautifully made rack. This handcrafted solid wood wall-mounted shelves will never get old.

3. Metal Bar Cabinet with Wheels

A mobile bar cabinet can always come very handy specially if you entertain a lot of guests. Gently glide this piece from your man cave bar to the living area for an easier way to transfer your glassware and food. It also comes with locking casters, so it will stay in place when needed.

4. Bar Cabinet and Bottle Storage

Get a man cave cabinet specifically designed for your wine and liquor bottles. A bar cabinet is actually a modern take on a dry bar. This one is complete with glass holders, a handy drawer to keep your bartender tools and a spill-proof top and towel holder.

5. Stackable Bamboo Wine Rack

Tired of a dull and drab wine rack? Here’s a clever and unique wine storage option perfect for both new wine collectors and expert connoisseurs. Created with timeless and durable bamboo, this stackable six-tier shelf is sturdy enough to prevent wobbling, tilting, or falling. This wine accessory is also an excellent gift idea for vino lovers.

6. Man Cave Bathroom Floating Shelves

Man cave bathroom is probably one of the last things men worry about, but it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Find a versatile man cave shelving unit to keep your toiletries organized and where you can also hang some towels.

7. DVD Player and Game Console Tempered Glass Shelves

For all of us gamers, both organization and display can be a bit of a handful at times. Invest in a quality wall mount solution for holding your DVD/Blu-Ray players and game consoles and hide away those messy wires.

tempered glass shelves
tempered glass shelves

8. Entertainment Center and Shelf

If you often host console game nights or movie marathons in your man cave then an entertainment center is a must have. The open display shelves are excellent in holding your entertainment equipment, while the two compartments with doors will keep your loose stuff such as CDs, DVDs and games.

9. Reversible Open Man Cave Shelves

Looking for minimalist man cave shelves? Classic white never goes out of style. Organize your books or place some sports memorabilia, Marvel or anime collectibles or iconic bobbleheads on display on these stylish reversible open shelves.

10. Open Shelf Bookcase

If you’re not a big fan of playful colors going with black is the safest choice. Here’s a nice ladder-inspired open shelf bookcase that can hold your books, binders, decorations or knick knacks. The black finish is complemented by a matching black metal frame to fit seamlessly into any man cave.

11. Tree-Shaped Bookcase

A small man cave is never a limitation for your storage needs! This tree-shaped bookshelf combines function and design. The vertical book rack design is definitely a space-saver and a cozy way to display your books too.

tree bookshelves

12. Conceal Floating Bookshelves

Unlike conventional freestanding bookshelves, conceal floating shelves allow you to utilize empty wall space. They are perfect for small spaces and awkward walls that are not large enough to mount a traditional wall bookshelf. These man cave shelves are easy to install and will become invisible behind a stack of books, appearing as though the books are magically floating on your wall.

concealed floating bookshelves
conceal floating shelves

13. Cool Bookends

Here’s another extraordinary way to organize your books. If you have an open shelf, using unique bookends makes storing and displaying books extra fun and more interesting. Check out these rustic-style and katana-inspired bookends.

man cave bookends

14. Bench-Type Storage Ottoman

Want additional seating that can double as man cave storage? Grab one of these bench-type ottomans. The rectangular form lends itself to a number of placements among your existing man cave furniture arrangement.

15. Overhead Man Cave Garage Storage Rack

If you’re setting up your man cave in your garage it’s important to free up the floor space to make room for bar stools, couches and other furniture. One smart way to do this is using your ceiling space via overhead storage racks. These are made with heavy duty cold-rolled steel construction which offer a solid and clever garage storage solution.

garage man cave storage units

16. Heavy Duty Steel Storage Rack 

This heavy duty steel shelving unit can be used to keep the garage or basement clutter under control. Stock cans of paint, toolboxes, gardening supplies, extension cords, etc. away from your entertaining space and where your guests can’t see them. Each shelf can hold upto 350 lbs.

17. Garage Storage Metal Floating Shelves

If you don’t have enough room for freestanding racks in your garage, these Fleximounts wall-mounted metal shelves are an awesome alternative. Its versatile design provides a variety of storage options – the units can be mounted side by side or stacked one above the other. 

Wall Shelf Garage Storage Shelves
garage floating shelves

18. Stainless Steel Man Cave Cabinet

Store all your tools and supplies securely and in style using this UltraHD storage cabinet! You can also conveniently adjust the shelves to your specific needs. These cabinets feature quality powder-coated construction, stainless steel segmented doors, and high-quality wheels and hardware to provide a great-looking answer to organizing a garage with a man cave.

stainless steel cabinet
man cave cabinet

19. Galvanized Steel Workshop Pegboard

For some men whose workshop also moonlights as a man cave, a dependable pegboard can’t be missed out. It should come as no surprise that these versatile, durable, and high strength metal pegboard panels are an easy-to-use tool storage solution for all the artisans.

20. Heavy Duty Tote Storage Container

Keep your sacred sanctuary clean and organized by using these storage bins. These man cave storage units are strong enough to be used in the toughest work places like your garage and workshop. A tight sealing lid also ensures the inner contents remain protected from undesirable elements.

tote storage bins
tote storage container

21. Sports Gear Storage Organizer

Keep all your sports gear in one place. This versatile organizer can hold footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, helmets, and even athletic shoes. On each side are specialty hooks that can securely hold your baseball bats, tennis or badminton rackets, as well as lacrosse and hockey sticks. This sports man cave storage unit also comes with adjustable hooks where you can hang gloves, jerseys, ball caps, hoodies and jackets. 

man cave shelves

22. Golf Equipment Organizer

Show your golf clubs the love they deserve by storing them properly. This sturdy metal golf organizer has room for two golf bags, and a protective foam strip that ensures that the shafts don’t get scratched. It also comes with three shelves and a 5-inch bin you can use for storing shoes, balls, tees, etc.

23. Wall-Mounted Universal Ball Display Storage

Building a sports man cave? Whether it’s a football or a basketball-themed space, this universal ball display rack will definitely spruce up your walls. Simply select your desired location, fasten them securely and you’ll instantly have a cool, functional way to organize and display your balls.

ball display rack
ball wall rack

24. Jersey Display Frame

We all know how precious those autographed jerseys are, and they deserve nothing but a highly protective display frame. This professionally crafted frame is a one-size-fits-all solution. It is made of a solid wood frame with anti-fade matte black finish and shatterproof acrylic glass panel, and even comes with anti-theft locks.

25. Acrylic Football Display Case

This shatter-resistant acrylic display case safely stores and showcases your football memorabilia. Just place them nicely in an open man cave shelf and I bet it will make a great conversation piece.

man cave storage

26. Baseball Display Case Wall Cabinet

If you’re someone who digs baseball, this home plate-shaped display case is something you should have in your man cave. It can hold 12 pro size baseballs and is built with hinged acrylic door cover to protect your baseball collections from dust and damage. 

man cave shelves ideas

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