Sex Toy ChestWe have a few sex toys, we have a few kids, and we had a small storage problem. We needed a place to keep our stuff, to separate products by material, and to spare nosy children from undue heebie jeebies.

Our solution was a slightly modified aquarium stand which now acts as bedroom furniture with securable compartments. It’s not the type of security that could thwart a determined thief, but it’s good enough for our purpose. Here’s what I did (click images to enlarge or you can also view these pictures as a slideshow)…

Our new bedroom furniture started as an aquarium stand from PetSmart. Typical bed end tables were of undesirable height and depth and this piece is rock solid, made to support hundreds of pounds.
I purchased cam locks from the local hardware store to install on the doors of our new cabinet. I purchased three locks so was careful to ensure their key numbers match, allowing me to use a single key on all doors.
Measure twice and cut once… a hole saw was used to drill holes for the cam locks, one in each door. The cam lock package told me what size hole to cut.
The cam lock is a simple mechanism which swings an aluminum plate in a circular direction, I was careful to mount it so that it turns in the direction desired, this was be dictated by the side the door is hinged on.
Zinc coated aluminum mending plates were used to create a jam for the cam lock arm. I purchased a few packages of these so that I could stack the plates to the depth needed.
Using the screws provided, I fastened a short stack of mending plates to the inside top of each door opening. The thickness is adjustable by adding more plates, so if I had cut my cam lock hole a little low, I could have added more mending plates.
We put our new bedroom furniture at the end of our bed and parked a TV with built-in DVD player on top of it. This permits us to watch TV in bed… or to watch adult DVD’s which are locked in the cabinet beneath.
Viewed from the bed, our new setup looks like this. Note there is plenty of space on top of the furniture for wallets, books, and other clutter.
I have one key which easily opens all three doors to reveal their very adult oriented content. The key is hidden in our room to make access quick and simple.
A storage bag from The Container Store holds odd sized items like double ended dildos, wigs, harnesses, magic wand, and my Fleshlight.
Clear plastic drawers, also from The Container Store, neatly organize many of our toys by type and/or material. It’s a bit anal… but then so are many of our toys.
Books, DVD’s, and games fit nicely in the last compartment, rounding off our collection of adult oriented products and toys.
The amount of storage space provided is adequate to house all our favorites and we feel good knowing that kids and house sitters won’t be nosing around in our private goodies.

One thing I have thought about doing, but have not done yet, is to install a power strip inside one of the compartments so that our rechargeable toys can remain plugged in and charged up. This would only require a small hole cut in the back of the unit and (optionally) mounting the power-strip to the side or top of the compartment. That is an upgrade worth doing.

What do you do for toy storage? Let us know in the comments below!