Where to rest porch column -- atop floor, or atop framing
I've been working on redoing my wrap around porch -- replacing all the framing, getting ready for flooring. As I was cutting off one of the columns I had that uneasy feeling that maybe I was cutting away too much. My plan was to build the framing, install the t&g flooring, and then simply rest the load bearing columns atop the flooring. It occurred to me that maybe I should rest the column directly on the framing, and run the t&g flooring around it. Well -- in two cases I've already pulled the trigger, but I have 7 more to go. Thoughts?